paracolic gutter

noun

Medical Definition of paracolic gutter

: either of two grooves formed by the peritoneum and lying respectively lateral to the ascending and descending colons

Learn More about paracolic gutter

Cite this Entry

“Paracolic gutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paracolic%20gutter. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

Comments on paracolic gutter

What made you want to look up paracolic gutter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!