transverse colon [koh-luh n] Word Origin noun Anatomy.
- 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.
Origin of transverse colon First recorded in 1855–60 British Dictionary definitions for transverse colon transverse colon noun
- anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach
transverse colon in Medicine transverse colon n.
- The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity.