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coeliac

[see-lee-ak] /ˈsi liˌæk/
adjective
1.

celiac

[see-lee-ak] /ˈsi liˌæk/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
of, relating to, or located in the cavity of the abdomen.
Origin of celiac
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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British Dictionary definitions for 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

celiac

/ˈsiːlɪˌæk/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) the usual US spelling of coeliac
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Word Origin and History for coeliac
adj.

1660s, from Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos "pertaining to the bowels," also "pain in the bowels," from koilia "bowels, abdominal cavity, intestines, tripe" from koilos "hollow," from PIE root *keue- "to swell; vault, hole" (see cumulus).

celiac

adj.

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

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coeliac in Medicine

coeliac coe·li·ac (sē'lē-āk')
adj.
Variant of celiac.

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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