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Definition 1: the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted - [noun denoting body]

(colon is a kind of ...) beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces

(... is a kind of colon ) an abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)

(... is a kind of colon ) the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon

(... is a kind of colon ) the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon

(... is a kind of colon ) the part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid colon

(... is a kind of colon ) the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum

(colon is a part of ...) tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein; drains the sigmoid colon

Definition 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) - [noun denoting communication]

(colon is a kind of ...) the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

Definition 3: a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for colon in the sense of this definition

(colon is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(colon is an instance of ...) a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

(... is part of colon) a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903

Definition 4: the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for colon in the sense of this definition

(colon is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Costa Rica

(colon is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit of Venezuela and Costa Rica and Equatorial Guinea and Paraguay and Spain

Definition 5: the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for colon in the sense of this definition

(colon is a kind of ...) monetary unit in El Salvador

(colon is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal

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