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  1. a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. That part of the large intestines which extends from the caecum to the rectum. [See Illust of Digestion.] Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A mark of punctuation the largest of the intestines. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The division of the large intestine extending from the cecum to the rectum. The ascending c. (c. ascendens) runs upward on the right of the abdomen to the under surface of the liver, where, at the hepatic flexure (flexura coli dextra), it becomes transverse (c. transversum) and crosses the abdomen, beneath the liver and stomach, to the spleen, where, at the splenic flexure (flexura coli sinistra) it turns downward (c. descendens) and descends on the left side of the abdomen to a point opposite the crest of the ilium; here it makes several turns, roughly resembling the letter S (c. sigmoideum, sigmoid flexure) and terminates in the rectum. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Upper portion of large intestine. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. The mark (:) used to indicate a distinct member or clause of a sentence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The lower division of the intestinal canal or large intestine. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. The mark (:); the large intestine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A punctuation - mark (; ) indicating a pause greater than a semicolon, but less than a period. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The large intestine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The largest division of the intestinal canal; a point or character formed thus (:), used to mark a pause greater than that of a semicolon, but less than that of a period. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The largest of the intestines; in writing or printing, the mark (;) chiefly used to separate the perfect clauses of a sentence, and which indicates a longer pause than a semi-colon (;), but a shorter one than a period (.). Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. The second portion of the intestine of insects; the part of the large intestine stretching from its junction with the small intestine to the rectum. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  19. [Greek] The second portion of intestine of insects; part of the large intestine of vertebrates. na
  20. ":" ASCII character 58. Common names: ITU-T:colon. Rare: dots; INTERCAL: two-spot. foldoc_fs
  21. k[=o]'lon, n. the mark (:) used to indicate a distinct member or clause of a sentence. [Gr. k[=o]lon, a limb, member.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. k[=o]'lon, n. that portion of the large intestine which extends from the cæcum to the rectum, which is the terminal portion of the intestinal canal.--n. COLON[=I]'TIS, inflammation of the colon. [L.,--Gr. kolon, the large intestine.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. That portion of the large intestines which extends from the caecum to the rectum. The colon is usually divided into four portions. 1. The right lumbar or ascending, Colon dextrum, situate in the right lumbar region, and commencing at the caecum. 2. Transverse colon, Colon transversum, transverse arch of the colon, the portion of the colon which crosses from the right to the left side, at the upper part of the abdomen. 3. The left lumbar or descending colon, Colon sinistrum, extending from the left part of the transverse arch, opposite the outer portion of the left kidney, to the corresponding iliac fossa. 4. The lliac colon or Sigmoid flexure of the colon, (F.) Colon iliaque ou S. du colon, the portion of the intestine which makes a double curvature in the left iliac fossa, and end in the rectum. The muscular fibres, as in the caecum, are in three flat stripes, Taeiae seu Fasciae Ligamentosae Coli, Taeniae Valsalva seu Ligamenta coli. Colon, Membrum- c. Inflammation of the Colitis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. [Greek] That part of the large intestine extending from the caecum to the rectum. It comprises the Ascending c., running vertically up from the right iliac fossa to the under surface of the liver; the Transverse c., extending transversely across the upper part of the abdomen; the Descending c., descending vertically from the lower border of the spleen; the Sigmoid flexure, situated in the left iliac fossa. The junction of the ascending and transverse c. is the Hepatic flexure; that of the transverse and descending c., the Splenic flexure. C. bacillus, Bacillus coli. na
  25. (anat.). Greater part of larger intestine, from caecum to rectum. Hence colonitis n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. Punctuation-mark (:) ranking between period and semicolon, & used esp. to mark antithesis, illustration, or (often with dash:-) quotation. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. That part of the large intestine which extends from the cecum to the rectum. American pocket medical dictionary.
  28. That part of the large intestine which extends from the lower end of the cecum to the rectum. It is divided into the ascending, the transverse, and the descending colon, and the sigmoid flexure of the colon. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. [Gr.] Part of the great intestine, from the coecum to the rectum. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. A stop in punctuation, marked thus [:]; showing a pause longer than the semicolon, marked [;], and shorter than the period, or full stop, marked [.]. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Greek] The largest of the large intestines; —a point marking a pause greater than a semicolon, and less than a period. Cabinet Dictionary
  32. A point [:] used to mark a pause greater than that of a comma, and less than that of a period; the greatest and widest of all the intestines. Complete Dictionary

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