Definition of Mesocolon

1. Noun. Mesentery that holds the lower colon to the dorsal abdominal wall.

Generic synonyms: Mesentery



Definition of Mesocolon

1. n. The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the colon.

Definition of Mesocolon

1. Noun. (anatomy) The part of the mesentery that attaches the colon to the abdominal wall ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Mesocolon

1. The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the colon. Mesocolic. Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; middle + the colon: cf. F. Mesocolon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesocolon

mesocarps
mesocaval shunt
mesocephalic
mesocephalics
mesocephalon
mesocephalous
mesocestoides
mesochronous
mesoclisis
mesoclitic
mesoclitics
mesocoelia
mesocolic
mesocolic lymph nodes
mesocolic tenia
mesocolon (current term)
mesocolons
mesocolopexy
mesocoloplication
mesocoracoid
mesocoracoids
mesocord
mesocortical
mesocosm
mesocosms
mesocranies
mesocrany
mesocricetus
mesocrystalline
mesocuneiform

Literary usage of Mesocolon

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"There is now uncovered a large peritoneal surface formed above by the lower layer of the transverse mesocolon, on the right by a layer of peritoneum to ..."

2. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1868)
"... WITH REMARKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE mesocolon. By Professor CLELAND, MD, Galway. IT is now more than ten years since the abnormality about to be ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"To the other side of the mesocolon is the vascular tumor, looking like an enormous conglomerate of vessels involving the upper three to four inches of ..."

4. The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity: Considered from by George Sumner Huntington (1903)
"In 12 there was an ascending mesocolon, but no corresponding fold on the left side. Hence from this series a mesocolon may be expected on the left side in ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The mesenteries are: the mesentery proper, the transverse mesocolon, and the sigmoid mesocolon. In addition to these there are sometimes present an ..."

6. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1870)
"'The descending,' and half of the transverse colon are provided, as in the human fœtus, with a mesocolon springing from near the middle line ; and the right ..."

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