coeliac
variant of celiac

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • coeliac — coeliac, coelioscopy, coeliotomy chiefly Brit var of CELIAC, CELIOSCOPY, CELIOTOMY * * * adj. of or relating to the abdominal region. The coeliac trunk is a branch of the abdominal aorta supplying the stomach, spleen, liver, and gall bladder. * * …   Medical dictionary

  • Coeliac — C[oe] li*ac, Celiac Ce li*ac, a. [L. coeliacus, Gr. ?, fr. ? belly, fr. koi^los hollow.] Relating to the abdomen, or to the cavity of the abdomen. [1913 Webster] {C[oe]liac artery} (Anat.), the artery which issues from the aorta just below the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coeliac — 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, from PIE root *kel (see CELL (Cf. cell)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • coeliac — [sē′lē ak΄] adj. [L coeliacus < Gr koiliakos < koilia: see COELE] CELIAC …   English World dictionary

  • coeliac — 1. adjective /ˈsiːlɪæk/ a) Relating to the abdomen, or to the cavity of the abdomen. b) pertaining to coeliac disease 2. noun /ˈsiːlɪæk/ Someone who has coeliac disease …   Wiktionary

  • coeliac — /ˈsiliæk/ (say seeleeak) adjective 1. of or relating to the cavity of the abdomen. 2. of or relating to coeliac disease. –noun 3. a person suffering from coeliac disease. Also, celiac. {Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos of the belly} Usage:… …   Australian English dictionary

  • coeliac — adj. of or relating to the abdominal region. The coeliac trunk is a branch of the abdominal aorta supplying the stomach, spleen, liver, and gall bladder …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • coeliac — adj. (US celiac) of or affecting the belly. Phrases and idioms: coeliac disease a digestive disease of the small intestine brought on by contact with dietary gluten. Etymology: L coeliacus f. Gk koiliakos f. koilia belly …   Useful english dictionary

  • coeliac — /see lee ak /, adj. celiac. * * * …   Universalium

  • coeliac — coe·li·ac || siːlɪæk adj. pertaining to the abdominal cavity (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

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