celiac

[see-lee-ak]
adjective Anatomy.
of, pertaining to, or located in the cavity of the abdomen.
Also, coeliac.


Origin:
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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celiac (ˈsiːlɪˌæk)
 
adj
anatomy the usual US spelling of coeliac

coeliac or (US) celiac (ˈsiːlɪˌæk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the abdomen
2.  a person who suffers from coeliac disease
 
[C17: from Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos, from koilia belly]
 
celiac or (US) celiac
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos, from koilia belly]

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