celiac

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

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


Medical Dictionary

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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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