descending colon(redirected from descending colons)
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descend′ing co′lon(ˈkoʊ lən)
the last portion of the colon.
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|Noun||1.||descending colon - the part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid 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