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co·lon 1

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

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

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

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


 (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.


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.


(koʊˈlɒn ɪk, kə-)

1. of or pertaining to the colon.
2. an enema.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
clyster, enema - an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
Adj.1.colonic - of or relating to the colon


A. ADJde colon
B. CPD colonic irrigation Nlavado m de colon


a. colónico, referente al colon;
___ neoplasmsneoplasmas del colon.


adj colónico, relativo al colon; n (fam) hidroterapia de colon
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In case of acute malignant colonic obstruction, he suggested putting in metallic stent.
Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is an unusual type of colonic obstruction, in which the sigmoid colon wraps around itself.
Abdominal X-ray at the current visit showed colonic obstruction with distentended bowel loops.
It was reported that 75% of patients with diverticulosis showed no symptoms until death, but in 25% of cases, some complications can occur, such as infection, constipation, diarrhea, hematochezia, abdominal cramps, and colonic obstruction (7).
They were causing colonic obstruction due to a protruding growth.
Signs of CCP include rectal bleeding, mucorrhea, diarrhea, and colonic obstruction, similar to other associated disorders.
Cloth fiber bezoar, causing left colonic obstruction.
0] years) for whom surgery was indicated for advanced colorectal cancer or colonic obstruction and peritonitis due to cancer were studied.
We developed and reported an animal model of colonic obstruction for the development and evaluation of gastrointestinal stent [1].
Two days after surgery, the bird stopped passing feces and began regurgitating after eating, and a colonic obstruction was demonstrated via contrast radiography.
Adhesions can be found in dogs following abdominal trauma, laparotomy, laparoscopic or video-assisted surgery as a simple surgical finding or causing severe colonic obstruction and other life-threatening syndromes (HANDERSON, 1996; COOLMAN et al.
Surgery is usually performed for emergency conditions such as volvulus and colonic obstruction.