celiac

or coe·li·ac

[ see-lee-ak ]
/ ˈsi liˌæk /

adjective Anatomy.

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

Nearby words

  1. celestine iv,
  2. celestine v,
  3. celestine v, saint,
  4. celestite,
  5. celia,
  6. celiac artery,
  7. celiac disease,
  8. celiac ganglion,
  9. celiac gland,
  10. celiac plexus

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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British Dictionary definitions for celiac

celiac

/ (ˈsiːlɪˌæk) /

adjective

anatomy the usual US spelling of coeliac
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Word Origin and History for celiac

celiac

adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for celiac

celiac

adj.

Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.

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