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Co·lón

 (kə-lŏn′, kō-lōn′)
A city of northern Panama at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. The city was founded as Aspinwall in 1850 by Americans working on the Panama Railroad and was renamed in 1890.

co·lon 1

 (kō′lən)
n.
1. pl. co·lons
a. A punctuation mark ( : ) used after a word introducing a quotation, explanation, example, or series and often after the salutation of a business letter.
b. The sign ( : ) used between numbers or groups of numbers in expressions of time (2:30 am) and ratios (1:2).
2. pl. co·la (-lə)
a. A section of a metrical period in quantitative verse, consisting of two to six feet and in Latin verse having one principal accent.
b. An analogous unit or division of classical Greek or Latin prose.

[Latin cōlon, part of a verse, from Greek kōlon, limb, member, metrical unit.]

co·lon 2

 (kō′lən)
n. pl. co·lons or co·la (-lə)
The section of the large intestine extending from the cecum to the rectum.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek kolon, large intestine.]

co·lon′ic (kə-lŏn′ĭk) adj.

co·lon 3

 (kō-lōn′)
n. pl. co·lons or co·lo·nes (-lō′nās′)
See Table at currency.

[Spanish colón, after Cristóbal Colón, Christopher Columbus.]

colon

(ˈkəʊlən)
npl -lonspl -lonspl -la (-lə)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the punctuation mark :, usually preceding an explanation or an example of what has gone before, a list, or an extended quotation
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) this mark used for certain other purposes, such as expressions of time, as in 2:45 p.m., or when a ratio is given in figures, as in 5:3
3. (Poetry) (in classical prosody) a part of a rhythmic period with two to six feet and one principal accent or ictus
[C16: from Latin, from Greek kōlon limb, hence part of a strophe, clause of a sentence]

colon

(ˈkəʊlən)
n, pl -lons or -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) the part of the large intestine between the caecum and the rectum
[C16: from Latin: large intestine, from Greek kolon]

colon

(kəˈlɒn; French kɔlɔ̃)
n
(Agriculture) a colonial farmer or plantation owner, esp in a French colony
[French: colonist, from Latin colōnus, from colere to till, inhabit]

colón

(kəʊˈləʊn; Spanish koˈlon)
n, pl -lons or -lones (Spanish -ˈlones)
1. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Costa Rica, divided into 100 céntimos
2. (Currencies) the former standard monetary unit of El Salvador, divided into 100 centavos; replaced by the US dollar in 2001
[C19: American Spanish, from Spanish, after Cristóbal Colón Christopher Columbus]

Colón

(kɒˈlɒn; Spanish koˈlɔn)
n
1. (Placename) a port in Panama, at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. Chief Caribbean port. Pop: 157 000 (2005 est). Former name: Aspinwall
2. (Placename) Archipiélago de Colón (ˌartʃiˈpjelaɣo ðe) the official name of the Galápagos Islands

co•lon1

(ˈkoʊ lən)

n., pl. -lons for 1,3, -la (-lə) for 2.
1. the sign (:) used to mark a major division in a sentence to indicate that what follows is an elaboration, summation, interpretation, etc. of what precedes.
2. the sign (:) used to separate groups of numbers, as hours from minutes in 5:30, or the elements of a ratio or proportion in 1:2::3:6.
3. (in classical prosody) one of the members or sections of a rhythmical period, consisting of a sequence of from two to six feet united under a principal ictus or beat.
[1580–90; < Latin < Greek kôlon limb, member, clause]

co•lon2

(ˈkoʊ lən)

n., pl. -lons, -la (-lə).
the part of the large intestine extending from the cecum to the rectum.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kólon large intestine]

co•lon3

or co•lón

(kəˈloʊn)

n., pl. -lons, -ló•nes (-ˈloʊ neɪs)
the basic monetary unit of El Salvador and of Costa Rica.
[1890–95; < American Spanish, after (Cristobal) Colón (Christopher) Columbus]

co•lon4

(kəˈloʊn)

n.
a colonial farmer or plantation owner, esp. in Algeria.
[1955–60; < French < Latin colōnus; see colonus]

Co•lón

(kəˈloʊn)

n.
a seaport in Panama at the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal. 140,900.

co·lon

(kō′lən)
The longest part of the large intestine, extending from the cecum to the rectum. Food waste received from the small intestine is solidified and prepared for elimination from the body in the colon.

colon

1. A punctuation mark (:) that introduces another phrase such as a quotation or a list.
2. The part of the large intestine between the cecum and rectum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectumcolon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
sigmoid vein, vena sigmoideus - tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein; drains the sigmoid colon
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
megacolon - an abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)
transverse colon - the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon
ascending colon - the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon
descending colon - the part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid colon
sigmoid colon, sigmoid flexure - the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum
2.colon - the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
El Salvadoran monetary unit - monetary unit in El Salvador
3.colon - the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos
centimo - a fractional monetary unit of Venezuela and Costa Rica and Equatorial Guinea and Paraguay and Spain
Costa Rican monetary unit - monetary unit in Costa Rica
4.colon - a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama CanalColon - a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
Panama, Republic of Panama - a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
5.colon - a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Translations
قولونقَوْلُونقولون: جُزءٌ مِنَ الأمْعاءنقطة مزدوجةنُقْطَتان مُتَعامِدَتان
двоеточиеколон
còlondos punts
dvojtečkatračník
kolontyktarm
dupunktokojlo
kaksoispiste
dvotočkadvotočje
kettőspontvastagbél
duo punctos
titik dua
ristilltvípunktur
コロン大腸
콜론
kolsresnā zarna
dwukropekokrężnica
două puncte
časť hrubého črevadvojbodkahrubé črevo
dvopičjedankadebelo črevo
kolon
เครื่องหมาย :
dấu hai chấm

colon

1 [ˈkəʊlən] N (colons or cola (pl)) (Anat) → colon m

colon

2 [ˈkəʊlən] N (colons (pl)) (Typ) → dos puntos mpl

colon

[ˈkəʊlən] n
(= intestine) → côlon m colon cancer
(= punctuation mark) → deux-points mplcolon cancer ncancer m du côlon

colon

1
n (Anat) → Dickdarm m

colon

2
n (Gram) → Doppelpunkt m; (old, Typ) → Kolon nt

colon

[ˈkəʊlən] n
a. (punctuation) → due punti mpl
b. (Anat) → colon m inv

colon1

(ˈkəulən) noun
the punctuation mark (. ), used eg to separate sentence-like units within a sentence, or to introduce a list etc.

colon2

(ˈkəulon) noun
a part of the large intestine.

colon

قَوْلُون dvojtečka kolon Doppelpunkt άνω και κάτω τελεία colon, dos puntos kaksoispiste deux points dvotočka due punti コロン 콜론 dubbele punt kolon dwukropek sinal ortográfico de dois pontos двоеточие kolon เครื่องหมาย : iki nokta üst üste dấu hai chấm 冒号

co·lon

n. colon, porción del intestino grueso entre el ciego y el recto;
ascending ______ ascendente;
descending ______ descendente.

colon

n colon m; ascending — colon ascendente; descending — colon descendente; sigmoid — colon sigmoide or sigmoideo; spastic — (ant) síndrome m de intestino irritable, colon espástico (ant); transverse — colon transverso
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