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1. colon

noun. ['ˈkoʊlən'] the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted.

Synonyms

  • sigmoid colon
  • large intestine
  • descending colon
  • ascending colon
  • vena sigmoideus
  • sigmoid vein
  • transverse colon
  • sigmoid flexure

Etymology

  • colon (Latin)
  • κόλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Colon

  • margolin
  • swollen
  • stolen
  • tolen
  • tolan
  • solon
  • solan
  • rolon
  • rolen
  • rolan
  • polen
  • polan
  • nolan
  • molen
  • holen
  • holan
  • golan
  • folan
  • dollan
  • dolen
  • dolan
  • colen
  • colan
  • bowlen
  • bolon
  • bolen
  • bolan
  • bohlen

How do you pronounce colon?

Pronounce colon as ˈkoʊlən.

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Sentences with colon


1. Noun, singular or mass
The consequences of use and abuse on the colon are not always clear, however.

Quotes about colon


1. The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.
- Kurt Vonnegut

2. colon

noun. ['ˈkoʊlən'] a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter).

Synonyms

  • punctuation mark

Etymology

  • colon (Latin)
  • κόλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. colon

noun. ['ˈkoʊlən'] the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos.

Synonyms

  • El Salvadoran colon
  • El Salvadoran monetary unit

Etymology

  • colon (Latin)
  • κόλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. colon

noun. ['ˈkoʊlən'] the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos.

Synonyms

  • Costa Rican monetary unit
  • Costa Rican colon

Etymology

  • colon (Latin)
  • κόλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. Colon

noun. a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal.

Synonyms

  • Republic of Panama
  • Aspinwall
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