World English Dictionary
coeliac or (US) celiac (ˈsiːlɪˌæk)
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
[C17: from Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos, from koilia belly]

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from L. coeliacus, from Gk. koiliakos "pertaining to the bowels," also "pain in the bowels," from koilia "bowels, abdominal cavity, intestines, tripe" from koilos "hollow."
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American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

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Example sentences
The study also found evidence of a higher incidence of food allergies and a higher risk of developing coeliac disease.
The diarrhoea characteristic of coeliac disease is pale, voluminous and malodorous.
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