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celiac disease

noun

Definition of CELIAC DISEASE

:  a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that damages the intestinal mucosa —called also celiac sprue

First Known Use of CELIAC DISEASE

1911

celiac disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CELIAC DISEASE

:  a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that damages the intestinal mucosa—called also celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, nontropical sprue, sprue

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