colon colon  /ˈkoʊ lən/


  1. (n) the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
  2. (n) the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
  3. (n) the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos
  4. (n) a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
  5. (n) a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)


  1. Colon wins 7th straight as A's top Mariners

    Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of two-run homers and Bartolo Colon won his seventh straight start to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Friday night.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: ESPN

  2. Colon cancer screening tied to better outcomes

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who are diagnosed with colon cancer after routine colonoscopies tend to have better outcomes and less advanced cancers than people diagnosed based on symptoms, says a new study. Those who were diagnosed with colon cancer as a result of symptoms were three times more likely to die during the study than the patients diagnosed after colonoscopy ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Colon wins 6th straight as A's rout Mariners 10-2

    Colon wins 6th straight as A's rout Mariners 10-2 Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 5:58 pm, Sunday, June 16, 2013 Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and the Oakland Athletics avoided ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source:


  1. "Signing Colon to a minor league deal, we think is a no-risk, potential high-reward signing," Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein told baseball Web site "He's on a minor league contract and he's going to show up in camp tomorrow,...
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Theo Epstein Source:

  2. "Everything was in the air......because I'd lost so much weight," he added. "I thought I was going to have to have major surgery and have part of my colon removed and that would have been a two-year process for me to even come back from. I...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Brock Lesnar Source:

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