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Meaning of COLON

Pronunciation:  kow'lân, kow'lown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
  2. [n]  a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)
  3. [n]  a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
  4. [n]  the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos
  5. [n]  the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos

COLON is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Aspinwall, Costa Rican colon, El Salvadoran colon
 See Also: ascending colon, centavo, centimo, city, Costa Rican monetary unit, descending colon, El Salvadoran monetary unit, large intestine, megacolon, metropolis, Panama, port, punctuation, punctuation mark, Republic of Panama, sigmoid colon, sigmoid flexure, sigmoid vein, transverse colon, urban center, vena sigmoideus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co"lon\, n. [L. colon, colum, limb, member, the largest
of the intestines, fr. Gr. ?, and in sense of the intestine,
?: cf. F. colon. Cf. {Colic}.]
1. (Anat.) That part of the large intestines which extends
   from the c[ae]cum to the rectum.

Note: [See Illust of {Digestion}.]

2. (Gram.) A point or character, formed thus [:], used to
   separate parts of a sentence that are complete in
   themselves and nearly independent, often taking the place
   of a conjunction.

Computing Dictionary

":". ascii character 58. Common names: itu-t: colon. Rare: dots; intercal: two-spot.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: large intestine.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Another name for the large intestine.
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