Meaning of COLON in English


Pronunciation: ' k ō -l ə n

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural colons or co · la \ -l ə \

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek kolon

Date: 14th century

: the part of the large intestine that extends from the cecum to the rectum

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