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colonic

[koh-lon-ik, kuh-] /koʊˈlɒn ɪk, kə-/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
of or pertaining to the colon.
noun
2.
an enema.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; colon2 + -ic
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Examples for colonic
  • The concept of entero-colonic encephalopathy, autism and opioid receptor ligands.
  • Specialized forms of colonic irrigation might be used before bowel surgery.
British Dictionary definitions for colonic

colonic

/kəˈlɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
  1. (anatomy) of or relating to the colon
  2. (med) relating to irrigation of the colon for cleansing purposes
noun
2.
(med) irrigation of the colon by injecting large amounts of fluid high into the colon a high colonic
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Word Origin and History for colonic
adj.

1906, from colon (n.2) + adjectival ending -ic.

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