descending colon

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descend′ing co′lon

(ˈkoʊ lən)
n.
the last portion of the colon.
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Noun1.descending colon - the part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid colondescending 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
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