- of, relating to, or located in the cavity of the abdomen.
Origin of celiac
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Examples from the Web for coeliac
The paroxysmal and neuralgic character of the pain indicates implication of the coeliac plexus.
The coeliac axis is a thick, short artery, which almost immediately divides into the gastric, hepatic and splenic branches.
- of or relating to the abdomen
- a person who suffers from coeliac disease
C17: from Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos, from koilia belly
- anatomy the usual US spelling of coeliac
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Word Origin and History for coeliac
1660s, from Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos "pertaining to the bowels," also "pain in the bowels," from koilia "bowels, abdominal cavity, intestines, tripe" from koilos "hollow," from PIE root *keue- "to swell; vault, hole" (see cumulus).
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- Variant ofceliac
- Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.
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