Skip to Content

teniae coli

 

Definition: the three bands in which the longitudinal muscular fibers of the large intestine, except the rectum, are collected; these are the mesocolic tenia (tenia mesocolica [TA]), situated at the place corresponding to the mesenteric attachment; the free tenia (tenia libera [TA]), opposite the mesocolic tenia; and the omental tenia (tenia omentalis [TA]), at the place corresponding to the site of adhesion of the greater omentum to the transverse colon.

Synonym(s): bands of colon, colic teniae, teniae of Valsalva

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide