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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
ascending colon +  
descending colon +  
descending sigmoid junction 
epithelium of hindgut +  
left colon 
lower digestive tract +  
lumen of hindgut 
mesenchyme of hindgut 
mesentery of hindgut 
sigmoid colon +  
The part of the large intestine that is closest to the rectum and anus. It forms a loop that averages about 40 cm. in length, and normally lies within the pelvis, but on account of its freedom of movement it is liable to be displaced into the abdominal cavity.
spiral colon 
terminal part of digestive tract +  
transverse colon +  

Related Synonyms: colon sigmoideum ;   pelvic colon ;   sigmoid flexure
Xrefs: BTO:0000645 ;   CALOHA:TS-2044 ;   EFO:0000846 ;   EMAPA:36391 ;   FMA:14548 ;   MAT:0000314 ;   MESH:D012809 ;   MIAA:0000314 ;   NCIT:C12384 ;   NCIT:C33550 ;   OpenCyc:Mx4rwHX_-5wpEbGdrcN5Y29ycA ;   SCTID:362166007 ;   UMLS:C0227391 ;   UMLS:C0682612 ;   Wikipedia:Sigmoid_colon ;   galen:SigmoidColon
External Ontologys: n/a NCBITaxon:9606
Definition Sources: Wikipedia:Sigmoid_colon

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