|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.)|
|Gray's||subject #249 1186|
The taeniae 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.
The bands converge at the vermiform appendix.
- Histology image: 12502loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Digestive System: Alimentary Canal: colon, taeniae coli"
- UIUC Histology Subject 853
- SUNY Labs 39:13-0201 - "Intestines and Pancreas: Large Intestine"
- SUNY Anatomy Image 8185