Colon

Definition of Colon

Co´lon   Pronunciation: kō´lǒn
n.1.(Anat.) That part of the large intestines which extends from the cæcum to the rectum. [See Illust. of Digestion.]
2.(Gram.) 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.

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