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colonic

[koh-lon-ik, kuh-] /koʊˈlɒn ɪk, kə-/
adjective, Anatomy.
1.
of or relating to the colon.
noun
2.
an enema.
Origin of colonic
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; colon2 + -ic
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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 colonics

colonic

adj.

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

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