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colic

noun col·ic \ ˈkä-lik \

Definition of colic

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


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colic

adjective

Definition of colic

:of or relating to colic :colicky
  • colic crying

First Known Use of colic

15th century


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colic

adjective co·lic \ ˈkō-lik , ˈkä- \

Definition of colic

:of or relating to the colon
  • colic lymph nodes

First Known Use of colic

1615


COLIC Defined for English Language Learners

colic

noun

Definition of colic for English Language Learners

  • : a sharp sudden pain in the stomach

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


COLIC Defined for Kids

colic

noun col·ic \ ˈkä-lik \

Definition of colic for Students

1 :sharp pain in the intestines
2 :a condition in which a healthy baby is uncomfortable and cries for long periods of time

colicky

\ˈkä-lə-kē\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

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colic

noun col·ic \ ˈkäl-ik \

medical Definition of colic

1 :an attack of acute abdominal pain localized in a hollow organ or part (as the small intestine, ureter, or bile duct) and often caused by spasm, obstruction, or twisting
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

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colic

adjective

medical Definition of colic

:of or relating to colic :colicky
  • colic crying

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colic

adjective co·lic \ ˈkō-lik , ˈkäl-ik \

medical Definition of colic

:of or relating to the colon
  • colic lymph nodes


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