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mesocolon

 [mez″o-ko´lon]
the peritoneal process attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall, and called ascending, descending, or transverse, according to the portion of the colon to which it attaches.
pelvic mesocolon (sigmoid mesocolon) the peritoneum attaching the sigmoid colon to the posterior abdominal wall.

mes·o·co·lon

(mez'ō-kō'lon), [TA]
The fold of peritoneum attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall; ascending mesocolon [TA] (mesocolon ascendens [TA]), transverse mesocolon [TA] (mesocolon transversum [TA]), descending mesocolon [TA] (mesocolon descendens [TA]), and sigmoid mesocolon [TA] (mesocolon sigmoideum [TA]) correspond to the respective divisions of the colon; the ascending and descending portions are usually fused to the peritoneum of the posterior abdominal wall, but can be mobilized.
[meso- + kolon, colon]

mesocolon

/meso·co·lon/ (-ko´lon) the peritoneal process attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall, and called ascending, descending, etc., according to the portion of colon to which it attaches.mesocol´ic
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mes·o·co·lon

(mez'ō-kō'lŏn) [TA]
The fold of peritoneum attaching the colon to the posterior abdominal wall; ascending mesocolon (mesocolon ascendens [TA]), transverse mesocolon (mesocolon transversum [TA]), descending mesocolon (mesocolon descendens [TA]), and sigmoid mesocolon (mesocolon sigmoideum [TA]) correspond to the respective divisions of the colon; the ascending and descending portions are usually fused to the peritoneum of the posterior abdominal wall, but can be mobilized.
[meso- + kolon, colon]

mesocolon

The folded membrane of PERITONEUM by which the colon is suspended from the inside of the back wall of the abdomen.

mesocolon

the mesentery that attaches the colon to the dorsal abdominal wall; it is called ascending, descending or transverse, according to the portion of the colon to which it attaches.

ascending mesocolon
see mesocolon (above).
pelvic mesocolon
the peritoneum attaching the sigmoid colon to the dorsal abdominal wall. Called also sigmoid megacolon.
sigmoid mesocolon
see pelvic megacolon (above).