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Related to ascending colon: descending colon
ascend′ing co′lon(ˈkoʊ lən)
the first portion of the large intestine, extending from the small intestine upward.
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|Noun||1.||ascending 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