Relating to the abdominal cavity. [G. koilia, belly]

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ce·li·ac or chiefly Brit coe·li·ac 'sē-lē-.ak adj
1) of or relating to the abdominal cavity
2) belonging to or prescribed for celiac disease <the \celiac syndrome> <a \celiac diet>
celiac or chiefly Brit coeliac n a celiac part (as a nerve)

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ce·li·ac (seґle-ak) abdominal.

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