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collum in Medicine

collum col·lum (kŏl'əm)
n. pl. col·la (kŏl'ə)

  1. The part of the body between the shoulders or thorax and the head; neck.

  2. The constricted or necklike portion of an anatomical structure. Also called cervix.

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  • I won't sit by and hear poor dear Miss collum deceived in this way.

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • Mrs. collum groaned, and looked at her daughter reproachfully.

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • Mrs. collum fixed her eyes on Leander, as he sat cowering on her right.

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • I really was a little surprised when I found you were his Miss collum.

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  • Isn't that a pretty speech for a young man like him—only twenty-seven—Mrs. collum?

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • Matilda, Mrs. collum, aunt, I declare to you I told the—the other young woman everything about my having formed new ties and that.

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • Mrs. collum seemed inclined to follow suit, but she restrained herself.

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • This furnishes a collum and a half in the nusepaper, under the hed ov "Disturbanse ov the marrid relation."

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • collum and pa-heaceful be my sa-leepRo-hocked in the cra-hadle of the da-heep!

    Cobb's Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

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