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  Definition of colon
  1. the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
  2. 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. a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
  4. the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos
  5. the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
Similar Words: Colon, Aspinwall, Costa Rican colon, El Salvadoran colon

 

Hyponyms: megacolon, transverse colon, ascending colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, sigmoid flexure

 

Part Meronyms: Panama, Republic of Panama

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: двоеточие and колон   Catalan: còlon and dos punts  
Croatian: dvotočka   Dutch: dubbelpunt and karteldarm  
Esperanto: dupunkto and kojlo   Finnish: kaksoispiste  
French: côlon and deux points   German: Doppelpunkt and Kolon  
Indonesian: titik dua   Interlingua: duo punctos  
Italian: due punti   Japanese: コロン  
Korean: 큰창자 and 쌍점   Polish: dwukropek and okrężnica  
Portuguese: cólon and dois-pontos   Russian: двоеточие and ободочная кишка  
Slovak: dvojbodka and hrubé črevo   Slovene: debelo črevo and dvopičje  
Spanish: colon and dos puntos   Swedish: kolon  
 
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