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mesocolon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mesocolon mesentery that holds the lower colon to the dorsal abdominal wall
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mesocolon (Anat) The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the colon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mesocolon The mesentery of the colon; the peritoneal fold which holds the colon in place.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ; me`sos middle + the colon : cf. F. mésocôlon,

Usage

In literature:

It is impossible to comprehend this extent of straightening of the intestine without great twisting of the mesocolon.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
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