transverse colon

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transverse colon

[trans¦vərs ′kō·lən]
(anatomy)
The portion of the colon between the right and left colic flexures, extending transversely across the upper abdomen.
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The last five feet of the intestines, the large intestine or colon, consists of five parts the cecum colon, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon and sigmoid colon, which completes the function of absorption of certain vitamins, minerals and water.