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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.
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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.
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(koʊˈlɒn ɪk, kə-)

1. of or pertaining to the colon.
2. an enema.
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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
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A. ADJde colon
B. CPD colonic irrigation Nlavado m de colon
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a. colónico, referente al colon;
___ neoplasmsneoplasmas del colon.
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adj colónico, relativo al colon; n (fam) hidroterapia de colon
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However, there were no meaningful distinctions in terms of preoperative colonic obstruction or perforation, count of lymph nodes retrieved, age, gender, differentiation, location, and preoperative serum CEA level (Table 1).
Between September 2013 and June 2016, 16 patients with acute lower bowel and right colonic obstruction (subtotal or total obstruction) were included in this study, with the following inclusion criteria: (i) the acute lower bowel and right colonic obstruction were confirmed to be colon carcinoma by enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan or endoscopy; (ii) the occlusion site was located at hepatic or splenic flexure colon; and (iii) single mass was considered as the cause of lower bowel and right colonic obstruction.
Abdominal X-ray revealed dilated colon and suggested colonic obstruction. Computerized tomography was also performed and revealed an obstruction located at the splenic flexure of colon.
In case of acute malignant colonic obstruction, he suggested putting in metallic stent.
Less invasive approaches using self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) for gastric outlet obstruction and left-sided colonic obstruction may be feasible in some cases of MBO.
Appalaneni, "The role of endoscopy in the management of patients with known and suspected colonic obstruction and pseudo-obstruction," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol.
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).
Syk, "GM6001 increases anastomotic leakage following colonic obstruction possibly by impeding epithelialization," Surgical Infections, vol.
The purpose of the current study was to compare stenting as a bridge to surgery and emergency surgery for the management of malignant left-sided colonic obstruction, in terms of short-term outcomes.
Krouse, "Multiple myeloma presenting with a colonic obstruction and bony lesions: a clinical dilemma," Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.