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colic

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noun col·ic \ˈkä-lik\

Simple Definition of colic

  • : a sharp sudden pain in the stomach

  • : a physical condition in which a baby is very uncomfortable and cries for long periods of time

Full Definition of colic

  1. 1 :  an attack of acute abdominal pain localized in a hollow organ and often caused by spasm, obstruction, or twisting

  2. 2 :  a condition marked by recurrent episodes of prolonged and uncontrollable crying and irritability in an otherwise healthy infant that is of unknown cause and usually subsides after three to four months of age

Origin of colic

Middle English, from Medieval Latin colica (passio) intestinal (suffering), from Late Latin colicus of the colon, colicky, from Greek kōlikos, from kōlon, alteration of kolon colon


First Known Use: 15th century

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colic

adjective col·ic

Definition of colic

  1. :  of or relating to colic :  colicky <colic crying>



15th Century

First Known Use of colic

15th century


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colic

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adjective co·lic \ˈkō-lik, ˈkä-\

Definition of colic

  1. :  of or relating to the colon <colic lymph nodes>



1615

First Known Use of colic

1615


COLIC Defined for Kids

colic

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noun col·ic \ˈkä-lik\

Definition of colic

  1. 1 :  sharp pain in the intestines

  2. 2 :  a condition in which a healthy baby is uncomfortable and cries for long periods of time

col·icky \ˈkä-lə-kē\ adjective



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