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celiac

adjective ce·li·ac \ ˈsē-lē-ˌak \
variants: or chiefly British coeliac
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of celiac

1 : of or relating to the abdominal cavity
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


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celiac

noun
variants: or chiefly British coeliac

Definition of celiac

plural celiacs
: a person affected with celiac disease
  • Many celiacs bounce from doctor to doctor for help with symptoms that stubbornly defy treatment.
  • —David P. Hamilton

First Known Use of celiac

1976

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celiac

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

medical Definition of celiac

1 : of or relating to the abdominal cavity
2 : belonging to or prescribed for celiac disease
  • the celiac syndrome
  • a celiac diet

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celiac

noun
variants: or chiefly British coeliac

medical Definition of celiac

: a celiac part (as a nerve)

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