Definition of ascending colon in English:

ascending colon

Line breaks: as¦cend|ing colon

noun

Anatomy
  • The first main part of the large intestine, which passes upwards from the caecum on the right side of the abdomen.
    More example sentences
    • The ascending colon is greatly dilated, but not abnormally.
    • The scores for the ascending colon and cecum did not reach statistical significance.
    • The most commonly affected areas are the terminal ileum and ascending colon, although any part of the GI tract can be involved.

More definitions of ascending colon

Definition of ascending colon in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space