Glossary Term:

Title

descending colon

Phonetic

de-<b>send</b>-ing <b>ko</b>-lun

Description

the third section of the colon. This section starts at the end of the transverse (crosswise) section and continues downward on the left side of the abdomen (belly) before connecting with the sigmoid colon. See also colon, ascending colon, transverse colon, sigmoid colon.