Definition of Transverse colon

1. Noun. The part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon.

Group relationships: Large Intestine
Generic synonyms: Colon

Definition of Transverse colon

1. Noun. (anatomy) A part of colon joining ascending colon and descending colon. ¹

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Medical Definition of Transverse colon

1. The third division of the colon (large intestine). It communicates with the ascending colon in the upper right-hand quadrant of the abdomen and the descending colon in the upper left-hand quadrant. (19 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Transverse Colon

transverse abdominal incision
transverse amputation
transverse anthelicine groove
transverse arch of foot
transverse artery of neck
transverse arytenoid muscle
transverse atlantal ligament
transverse auricular muscle
transverse branches
transverse carpal ligament
transverse cervical artery
transverse cervical nerve
transverse cervical veins
transverse colon (current term)
transverse colons
transverse costal facet
transverse crest
transverse crest of internal acoustic meatus
transverse crural ligament
transverse diameter
transverse disk
transverse facial artery
transverse facial fracture
transverse facial vein
transverse fasciculi
transverse fissure of cerebellum
transverse fissure of cerebrum

Literary usage of Transverse colon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The transverse colon is the longest part of the large intestine, averaging twenty ... In some cases the transverse colon may present a V- or U-shaped bend ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"transverse colon.—The transverse colon crosses the abdomen on the confines of the umbilical and epigastric regions, its lower border being on a level ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"... held not more than two feet above the level of the anus, whence it will usually pass along the lower and transverse colon into the ascending colon. ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The Transverse Meso-colon is a fold of peritoneum which connects the posterior part of the upper border of the transverse colon to the front of the head and ..."

5. A Treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1872)
"Lower portion of the ileum, the ascending colon, and a part of the transverse colon were invaginated in the remaining portion of the colon and the rectum. ..."

6. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"Place two ligatures round the transverse colon, to the left of the right flexure of the colon, and another pair of ligatures round the left part of the ..."

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