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coeliac

[see-lee-ak]
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adjective
  1. celiac.
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celiac

or coe·li·ac

[see-lee-ak]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. of, relating to, or located in the cavity of the abdomen.
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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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Historical Examples

  • The paroxysmal and neuralgic character of the pain indicates implication of the coeliac plexus.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

    Various

  • The coeliac axis is a thick, short artery, which almost immediately divides into the gastric, hepatic and splenic branches.


British Dictionary definitions for coeliac

coeliac

US celiac

adjective
  1. of or relating to the abdomen
  2. a person who suffers from coeliac disease
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Word Origin

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

celiac

adjective
  1. anatomy the usual US spelling of coeliac
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Word Origin and History for coeliac

adj.

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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celiac

adj.

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

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coeliac in Medicine

coeliac

(sēlē-ăk′)
adj.
  1. Variant ofceliac

celiac