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celiac

[see-lee-ak] /ˈsi liˌæk/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
of, pertaining to, or located in the cavity of the abdomen.
Also, coeliac.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin coeliacus < Greek koiliakós of the bowels, equivalent to koilí(a) bowels (derivative of koîlos hollow; see coel-) + -akos -ac
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Examples for celiac
  • For those with celiac disease, gluten can cause serious health conditions.
  • The former has been implicated in celiac disease, while the latter is an alcohol dehydrogenase locus.
British Dictionary definitions for celiac

celiac

/ˈsiːlɪˌæk/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) the usual US spelling of coeliac

coeliac

/ˈsiːlɪˌæk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the abdomen
2.
a person who suffers from coeliac disease
Word Origin
C17: from Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos, from koilia belly
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Word Origin and History for celiac
adj.

alternative spelling of coeliac (q.v.); also see oe.

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celiac in Medicine

celiac ce·li·ac or coe·li·ac (sē'lē-āk')
adj.
Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.

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