coeliac

[ see-lee-ak ]
/ ˈsi liˌæk /

adjective

Definition for coeliac (2 of 2)

celiac

or coe·li·ac

[ see-lee-ak ]
/ ˈsi liˌæk /

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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British Dictionary definitions for coeliac (1 of 2)

coeliac

US celiac

/ (ˈsiːlɪˌæk) /

adjective

of or relating to the abdomen
a person who suffers from coeliac disease

Word Origin for coeliac

C17: from Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos, from koilia belly

British Dictionary definitions for coeliac (2 of 2)

celiac

/ (ˈsiːlɪˌæk) /

adjective

anatomy the usual US spelling of coeliac
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Medicine definitions for coeliac (1 of 2)

coeliac

[ sēlē-ăk′ ]

adj.

Variant ofceliac

Medicine definitions for coeliac (2 of 2)

celiac


adj.

Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.
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