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
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 humans, the large intestine can be divided into the following parts like caecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, rectum and anal canal.
He found that almost half of the transverse colon, descending 2/3rd colon, sigmoid colon and rectum were dilated as a result of the disease.
Tumor locations were divided into cecum and ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum.