or coe·li·ac


adjective Anatomy.

of, relating to, or located in the cavity of the abdomen.

Origin of celiac

1655–65; < Latin coeliacus < Greek koiliakós of the bowels, equivalent to koilí(a) bowels (derivative of koîlos hollow; see coel-) + -akos -ac
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anatomy the usual US spelling of coeliac
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Word Origin and History for celiac

alternative spelling of coeliac (q.v.); also see oe.

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celiac in Medicine



Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.
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