Definition of transverse colon in English:

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transverse colon


The middle part of the large intestine, passing across the abdomen from right to left below the stomach.
Example sentences
  • The colon is divided into four parts: the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon.
  • The transverse colon joins the descending colon, and in the same region five cross sections of jejunum can be identified.
  • On the right side, the transverse colon sacculations and the ascending colon (which appears three sided) are seen.

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Syllabification: trans·verse co·lon

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