Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

col(o)-

The colon.

[Greek kolon, the large intestine.]

Colitis is inflammation of the colon; colotomy (Greek -tomia, cutting) is an incision into it; colectomy (Greek ektomē, excision) is the removal of all or part of it; and colostomy (Greek stoma, mouth) is a surgical procedure whereby the colon is cut and diverted to the abdominal wall. Colorectal refers to the colon and rectum as one unit.

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