[koh-lon-ik, kuh-]

adjective Anatomy.

of or relating to the colon.


an enema.

Origin of colonic

First recorded in 1905–10; colon2 + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for colonic



  1. anatomyof or relating to the colon
  2. medrelating to irrigation of the colon for cleansing purposes


med irrigation of the colon by injecting large amounts of fluid high into the colona high colonic
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Word Origin and History for colonic

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

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