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The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity.
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(Anatomy) anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach
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trans′verse co′lon(ˈkoʊ lən)
the middle portion of the colon, lying across the upper abdominal cavity between the ascending colon and the descending colon.
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|Noun||1.||transverse colon - the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending 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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