splenic flexure

noun

Medical Definition of splenic flexure

: the sharp bend of the colon under the spleen where the transverse colon joins the descending colon

called also left colic flexure

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“Splenic flexure.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/splenic%20flexure. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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