transverse colon(redirected from transverse colons)
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The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity.
(Anatomy) anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach
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
colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted