transverse colon

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transverse colon

n.
The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity.

transverse colon

n
(Anatomy) anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach

trans′verse co′lon

(ˈkoʊ lən)

n.
the middle portion of the colon, lying across the upper abdominal cavity between the ascending colon and the descending colon.
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Noun1.transverse colon - the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colontransverse colon - the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
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In the current case, this peritoneal fold extended from gall bladder to transverse colon, transverse mesocolon, and second part of duodenum.
The tool first examines the sigmoid colon, which is just inside the anus, followed by the descending colon, transverse colon and ascending colon.
HPV was found in 7 rectal tumors, 7 sigmoid tumors, 4 tumors of the ascending colon, and 1 tumor of the descending colon, transverse colon and cecum each.