Colon

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Medical Definition of Colon

Colon: The long, coiled, tubelike organ that removes water from digested food. The remaining material, solid waste called stool, moves through the colon to the rectum and leaves the body through the anus. Also known as large bowel and large intestine.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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