Meaning of transverse colon

trans'verse co'lon

Pronunciation: (kō'lun), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. the middle portion of the colon, lying across the upper abdominal cavity between the ascending colon on the right and the descending colon on the left. See diag. under intestine.
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