ascending colon

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ascend′ing co′lon

(ˈkoʊ lən)
n.
the first portion of the large intestine, extending from the small intestine upward.
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Noun1.ascending colon - the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colonascending colon - the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon
arteria ascendens, ascending artery - the branch of the ileocolic artery that supplies the ascending 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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The last five feet of the intestines, the large intestine or colon, consists of five parts the cecum colon, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon and sigmoid colon, which completes the function of absorption of certain vitamins, minerals and water.