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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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It has proved useful also in some cases involving the transverse and ascending colons.