an island in W Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides. Area: about 41 sq km (16 sq miles)
[kuh-loh-nuh s] /kəˈloʊ nəs/ noun, plural coloni [kuh-loh-nahy, -nee] /kəˈloʊ naɪ, -ni/ (Show IPA) 1. a serf in the latter period of the Roman Empire or in the early feudal period.
[kol-uh-nee] /ˈkɒl ə ni/ noun, plural colonies. 1. a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation. 2. the country or district settled or : Many Western nations are former European colonies. 3. any people or territory separated from […]
noun 1. a pathological condition affecting a large number of honeybee colonies, in which various stresses may lead to the abrupt disappearance of worker bees from the hive, leaving only the queen and newly hatched bees behind and thus causing the colony to stop functioning. Abbreviation: CCD. noun the mysterious disappearance of beehives, purportedly due […]
- Colony-stimulating factor
noun 1. (immunol) any of a number of substances, secreted by the bone marrow, that cause stem cells to proliferate and differentiate, forming colonies of specific blood cells. Synthetic forms are being tested for their ability to reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy CSF