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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.]
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.
n. pl. co·lons or co·lo·nes (-lō′nās′)
See Table at currency.
[Spanish colón, after Cristóbal Colón, Christopher Columbus.]
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.
a. anatomy of or relating to the colon
b. med relating to irrigation of the colon for cleansing purposes
(Medicine) med irrigation of the colon by injecting large amounts of fluid high into the colon: a high colonic.
co•lon•ic(koʊˈlɒn ɪk, kə-)
1. of or pertaining to the colon.n.
2. an enema.
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|Noun||1.||colonic - a water enema given to flush out the colon|
high colonic - an enema that injects large amounts of fluid high into the colon for cleansing purposes
|Adj.||1.||colonic - of or relating to the colon|