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I know people are pretty well embarrassed just at the mention of colon cancer. Sticking a tube in you to find out what's wrong is not a nice thing. But I can tell them, a 30- or 40-minute test is worth it. We have to make them feel more comfortable about getting screened.
Eric Davis

Meaning of "colon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COLON

From Latin, from Greek kōlon limb, hence part of a strophe, clause of a sentence.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COLON

colon  [ˈkəʊlən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COLON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Colon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COLON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Colon

Colon usually refers to: ▪ Colon or large intestine, the final section of the digestive system ▪ Colon, the punctuation mark : It may also refer to: ▪ Costa Rican colón, the currency of Costa Rica ▪ Colon, usage of :label in DR DOS configuration files ▪ Colon, a clause which is grammatically, but not logically, complete ▪ Colon, a French wine grape that is also known as Gros Verdot ▪ Colon classification, a library classification system named for the use of the punctuation mark ▪ Colon, Michigan, village located within Colon Township ▪ Colon, Nebraska, village in Saunders County ▪ Colón, Panama, a sea port on the coast of Panama ▪ Fred Colon, fictional Discworld character ▪ Willie Colón, Puerto Rican salsa musician ▪ Willie Colon, American football...

Definition of colon in the English dictionary

The first definition of colon in the dictionary is -lons. the punctuation mark :, usually preceding an explanation or an example of what has gone before, a list, or an extended quotation. Other definition of colon is -lons. this mark used for certain other purposes, such as expressions of time, as in 2:45 p.m., or when a ratio is given in figures, as in 5:3. Colon is also -la. a part of a rhythmic period with two to six feet and one principal accent or ictus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COLON


Angolan
æŋˈɡəʊlən
holon
ˈhəʊlən
Nolan
ˈnəʊlən
overswollen
ˌəʊvəˈswəʊlən
semicolon
ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlən
solan
ˈsəʊlən
Solon
ˈsəʊlən
stolen
ˈstəʊlən
stollen
ˈstəʊlən
stolon
ˈstəʊlən
swollen
ˈswəʊlən
Tusculan
ˈtʌskjʊlən
unswollen
ʌnˈswəʊlən
woollen
ˈwʊlən
Zabulon
ˈzæbjʊlən
Zebulun
ˈzɛbjʊlən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COLON

colon cancer
colonel
Colonel Blimp
colonelcy
colonelling
colonelship
colones
colonial
colonial experience
colonial experiencer
colonial goose
Colonial Office
colonialism
colonialist
colonialistic
colonialize
colonially
colonialness
colonic

WORDS THAT END LIKE COLON

Avalon
Babylon
ballon
beauty salon
Cholon
eidolon
gallon
hair salon
Languedoc-Roussillon
melon
Miquelon
nylon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
salon
sigmoid colon
spastic colon
talon
transverse colon
triathlon
watermelon

Synonyms and antonyms of colon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «colon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COLON

Find out the translation of colon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of colon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «colon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冒号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dos puntos
570 millions of speakers

English

colon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पेट के
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَوْلُون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

двоеточие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sinal ortográfico de dois pontos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোলন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

class=´var´>Aspinwall
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Usus besar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Doppelpunkt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コロン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

콜론
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Titik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dấu hai chấm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெருங்குடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोलन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kolon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

due punti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dwukropek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

двокрапка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

două puncte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άνω και κάτω τελεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kolon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kolon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kolon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of colon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COLON»

The term «colon» is very widely used and occupies the 10.802 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COLON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about colon

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9 QUOTES WITH «COLON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word colon.
1
Eric Davis
I know people are pretty well embarrassed just at the mention of colon cancer. Sticking a tube in you to find out what's wrong is not a nice thing. But I can tell them, a 30- or 40-minute test is worth it. We have to make them feel more comfortable about getting screened.
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Atul Gawande
The damage that the human body can survive these days is as awesome as it is horrible: crushing, burning, bombing, a burst blood vessel in the brain, a ruptured colon, a massive heart attack, rampaging infection. These conditions had once been uniformly fatal.
3
Chris Kilham
Coffee is already known to be a preventive factor against mild depression, Parkinson's disease, and colon and rectal cancers.
4
Mike McCready
I have had Crohn's for about 19 years. It is a debilitating disease that affects my colon.
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Alice Oswald
If you bend a branch until it's horizontal, the sap will slow to a stopping point: a comma or colon, made of leaves grown into one another and over one another and hardened. Out of this pause comes a flower, which unfolds itself in spirals, as if the leaf form, unable to keep to its line, had begun to pivot.
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Kevin Richardson
For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies.
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Kevin Richardson
Once colon cancer becomes symptomatic, nine times out of ten it is too late.
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Suzanne Somers
When your body absorbs toxins, it stores them in fat, which is why fiber and probiotics are strategic weapons for weight loss. Fiber keeps your colon healthy and reduces your body's absorption of toxins.
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Sam Taylor-Wood
When I had cancer - of the colon first, followed by breast cancer and a mastectomy - my motto used to be 'Drips by day, Prada by night.' I felt that I had to grasp it in the same way as you'd take on any challenge.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COLON»

Discover the use of colon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to colon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Colon Health: The Key to a Vibrant Life
Dr. Walker focuses your full attention on this forgotten part of the body.
Norman W. Walker, 1979
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Colon and Rectal Surgery
More than 1,300 illustrations, many new to this edition, complement the text.
Marvin L. Corman, 2005
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The Ascrs Textbook of Colon And Rectal Surgery
This is the first official textbook of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Coverage includes Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Diagnostic Evaluation, and Perioperative Management.
James W. Fleshman, Bruce G. Wolff, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2007
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Understanding Colon Cancer
"For the general reader a concise manual of facts, warnings, preventions, treatments, and forecasts."--Cover.
A. Richard Adrouny, 2002
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Colon and Rectal Surgery: Abdominal Operations
The series is overseen by Josef F. Fischer, MD, editor of the classic two-volume reference Mastery of Surgery.
Steven D. Wexner, James W. Fleshman, 2012
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Radiology and Imaging of the Colon: With 21 Tables
Radiology has seen dramatic technological advances in recent years. This multi-author text describes the current approach to colonic imaging and provides a detailed insight into likely future developments.
Anthony H. Chapman, 2004
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Complete Colon Cleanse: The At-Home Detox Program to Restore ...
The Complete Colon Cleanse offers simple, at-home cleanses that quickly flush these disease-causing toxins out of your colon.
Edward F. Group, III, 2007
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The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery: Second Edition
It is by no means just a student textbook. The inclusion of 'hot' current topics, like the anal fistula plug, makes it fresh and useful for experienced surgeons. This is an excellent addition to the colorectal library.' (Doody's Review)
David E. Beck, Patricia L. Roberts, Theodore J. Saclarides, 2011
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Principles And Practices of Surgery for the Colon, Rectum, ...
Following the gold standards of its predecessor, which won the AMI Award of Excellence, this Third Edition expertly describes the etiology, diagnosis, and surgical management of a wide variety of conditions such as Crohn's disease, benign ...
Philip H. Gordon, 2007
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The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Provides information to residents in training and trained surgeons seeking recertification.
David E. Beck, John L. Rombeau, Michael J. Stamos, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COLON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term colon is used in the context of the following news items.
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No help for Colon as Mets get shut out by Giants
SAN FRANCISCO - Sidelined by a wrist injury, Hunter Pence hadn't played for the Giants in a month. But he wasted little time re-establishing ... «Newsday, Jul 15»
2
Where colon cancer kills the most people
There, colon cancer kills 40 percent more people than in the rest of the ... It's the first study to identify where colon cancer "hotspots" remain, and ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»
3
Semi-colon tattoos popping up on social media; here's …
A campaign called 'Project Semi-colon" has people posting drawings or tattoos on themselves of semi-colons as a display of solidarity for those ... «WOWK, Jul 15»
4
Bartolo Colon, Hanley Ramirez and Other MLB Players That Most …
Ninety-nine percent of people clicked on this link with the sole intention of watching Bartolo Colon hilariously lose his helmet for the millionth ... «Next Impulse Sports, Jul 15»
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Hackensack oncologist: Most colon cancers avoidable with lifestyle …
A growing body of medical evidence indicates that roughly two-thirds of colon cancer cases are preventable through dietary choices, exercise, ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Meredith's Miracles, FCB Honored with ASCRS Media Award for …
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) awarded its 2015 National ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
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Cañon City resident and business owner Will Colon: Skyline Drive …
Colon said it is poor timing, but he does appreciate the city working with Colorado Jeep Tours and segway tours to be able to continue to offer ... «Canon City Daily Record, Jul 15»
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Edgar Colon killed, second man wounded in North Lawndale shooting
A Humboldt Park man killed in a double shooting last week in North Lawndale has been identified as 50-year-old Edgar Colon. About 9:50 p.m. ... «Homicide Watch Chicago, Jul 15»
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On Gluten, Mindful Meditation and Colon-Cleansing
And then there are colon cleanses. We are not "clean" inside, goes the theory. We clean our outsides, we brush our teeth and bathe, but what ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Royals add Dusty Coleman to roster, demote Christian Colon to …
More than seven sometimes-arduous years after he was drafted by Oakland in the 28th round from Wichita State, Dusty Coleman finally took ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»

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