Share this entry

Share this page

transverse colon

Line breaks: trans|verse colon

Definition of transverse colon in English:

noun

Anatomy
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.

Definition of transverse colon in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful