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colonic

Syllabification: co·lon·ic
Pronunciation: /kōˈlänik, kə-
 
/

Definition of colonic in English:

adjective

Anatomy
Of, relating to, or affecting the colon.
Example sentences
  • Celiac disease is a T-cell-mediated disorder triggered by gluten in susceptible subjects, affecting not only the small bowel but also the gastric and colonic mucosae.
  • The stomach and small bowel were dilated due to there being colonic atresia just distal to the cecum.
  • Findings included a large right renal tumor mass adherent to the inferior portion of the liver and invading the renal vein with metastatic spread to the colonic mesentery and regional lymph nodes.

noun

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An act or instance of colonic irrigation, performed for its supposed therapeutic benefits.
Example sentences
  • From herbal injections to colonics, our ‘bod squad’ finds out what the stars do to stay sexy.
  • Dr. Haas suggests that enemas, colonics and cleansing diets with fiber supplements, under the guidance of a professional, can all be used to cleanse the colon.
  • Although Pressman says colonic irrigation is an acceptable way to relieve occasional constipation, he warns that frequent colonics can foster a dependency and traumatize or strip the lining of the large intestine.

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