celiac

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adjective ce·li·ac \ˈsē-lē-ˌak\
variants: or chiefly British

Definition of celiac

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the abdominal cavity

  2. 2 :  relating to or used for celiac disease a celiac diet

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Origin and Etymology of celiac

Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos, from koilia cavity, from koilos hollow — more at cave


First Known Use: 1662


Medical Dictionary

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celiac

adjective ce·li·ac
variants: or chiefly British

coeliac

\ˈsē-lē-ˌak\play

Medical Definition of celiac

  1. 1:  of or relating to the abdominal cavity

  2. 2:  belonging to or prescribed for celiac disease the celiac syndrome a celiac diet


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celiac

noun ce·li·ac
variants: or chiefly British

coeliac

Medical Definition of celiac

  1. :  a celiac part (as a nerve)

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