Taenia coli

Taenia coli
Taenia coli
Iliac colon, sigmoid or pelvic colon, and rectum seen from the front, after removal of pubic bones and bladder. (Taenia coli not labeled, but visible at center.)
Female pelvis and its contents, seen from above and in front. (Taenia coli not labeled, but visible at right.)
Latin taeniae coli
Gray's subject #249 1186

The taenia coli (also teniae coli) are three separate longitudinal ribbons of smooth muscle on the outside of the ascending, transverse, descending and sigmoid colons. They are visible, and can be seen just below the serosa or fibrosa. They are the Mesocolic, Free and Omental Coli. The teniae coli contract lengthwise to produce the haustra, the bulges in the colon.

The bands converge at the root of the vermiform appendix and the rectum.

These bands correspond to the outer layer of the muscularis externa, in other portions of the digestive tract.

Large bowel (sigmoid colon) with multiple diverticula. These appear on either side of the longitudinal muscle bundle (taenium).

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  • taenia coli — taenia co·li or tenia coli kō .lī n, pl taeniae coli or teniae coli any of three external longitudinal muscle bands of the large intestine …   Medical dictionary

  • taenia coli — ˌ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ˈkōˌlī noun (plural taeniae coli) Etymology: New Latin, literally, band of the colon : any of three external longitudinal muscle bands of the large intestine …   Useful english dictionary

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  • taenia — [ ti:nɪə] (US tenia) noun (plural taeniae nɪi: or taenias) 1》 Anatomy a flat ribbon like structure in the body.     ↘(taeniae coli kəʊlʌɪ) the smooth longitudinal muscles of the colon. 2》 Architecture a fillet between a Doric a …   English new terms dictionary

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