col-(redirected from colonic-)
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col-(word root) with, together, in association
Examples of words with the root col-: collaboration
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Variant of com-.
Variant of colo-.
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a variant of com-: collateral.
a variant of colo-: colectomy.
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1. a pass or depression in a mountain range or ridge.
2. the region of relatively low pressure between two anticyclones.
[1850–55; < French < Latin collum neck]
var. of com- before l: collateral.
var. of colo- before a vowel: colectomy.
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