coeliac

[ see-lee-ak ]
/ ˈsi liˌæk /
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. coelacanth,
  2. coelanaglyphic,
  3. coelenterata,
  4. coelenterate,
  5. coelenteron,
  6. coeliac disease,
  7. coelom,
  8. coelomate,
  9. coelomic,
  10. coeloscope

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

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

celiac

/ (ˈsiːlɪˌæk) /

adjective

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

coeliac

[ sēlē-ăk′ ]

adj.

Variant ofceliac

celiac

adj.

Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.

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