co·​lon·​ic | \ kō-ˈlä-nik How to pronounce colonic (audio) , kə- How to pronounce colonic (audio) \

Definition of colonic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the colon of the intestine



Definition of colonic (Entry 2 of 2)

: irrigation of the colon : enema

Examples of colonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Kellogg was big on the benefits of colonic irrigation. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2022 Diarrhea is often an exaggeration of normal colonic function and frequently occurs within hours of eating. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Gastric acid helps digest food and might urge colonic activity. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 4 Apr. 2022 Your colon heeds this order by initiating giant migrating contractions, which are intense and sustained contractions that propel colonic contents forward. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 13 Apr. 2020 Some of the byproducts of this colonic amino acid metabolism may negatively affect epithelial cells residing there. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 11 Sep. 2020 Probiotics are bacteria that are normal components of a healthy person’s colonic flora -- the vast collection of microorganisms that help us digest food. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2021 Right now there’s not a lot people can do to prevent colonic cancers, Ben-Neriah says. Hannah Seo, Popular Science, 20 Aug. 2020 Short-chain fatty acids such as acetate, propionate and butyrate – the metabolic end products of the majority of saccharolytic colonic bacteria – are the focus of much current research linking the gut to other organs1. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, 17 Feb. 2015 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Until Moscow takes a massive colonic, one that can cleanse its bloated system of evil, lies, extortion, cheating, hacking, war crimes and narcissism, never again. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Mar. 2022 Court records show the victims sought colonics, massage therapy, and homeopathic and holistic treatment from Nash at Fountains of Youth Renewal Center near Saguaro and Palisades boulevards in Fountain Hills. Chelsea Hofmann, azcentral, 3 Mar. 2020 These helpful creatures can be wiped out by antibiotics and other drug therapies, colonics, or even a bad case of diarrhea. Scientific American, 28 Oct. 2015 Officials at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday that a 21-year-old rhino, Marina, was euthanized Monday after surgeons discovered an inoperable colonic obstruction. USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2019 The Vulgar Man gives Too Much Information about his herbal colonic at the dinner table. A.e. Stallings, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2018 Starting this month, there will be various programming and panel discussions surrounding topics like gut health, birthing, natural beauty, and food combining with specialists that range from a colonics expert to nutrition author Daphne Oz. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, 1 Oct. 2018 In the detox guide, Alejandro Junger, M.D., is credited as the person originally recommending the device in a previous article about colonics. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 12 Jan. 2018 His Gravity colonic uses the natural pull of gravity to introduce non-pressurized water into the body from a tank raised above the table. Crystal Martin, The Cut, 12 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of colonic


1884, in the meaning defined above


1939, in the meaning defined above

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co·​lon·​ic | \ kō-ˈlän-ik, kə- How to pronounce colonic (audio) \

Medical Definition of colonic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the colon



Medical Definition of colonic (Entry 2 of 2)


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