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Ascending colon   /əsˈɛndɪŋ kˈoʊlən/   Listen
Ascending colon

The part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon.

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"Ascending colon" Quotes from Famous Books

... upwards on the right side as the ascending colon, until the under side of the liver is reached, where it passes to the left side, as the transverse colon, below the stomach. It there turns downward, as the descending colon, and making an S-shaped curve, ends in the rectum. Thus the large ...
— A Practical Physiology • Albert F. Blaisdell

Words linked to "Ascending colon" :   ascending artery, large intestine, colon, arteria ascendens

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