Definition of Coeliac

1. Adjective. Of or in or belonging to the cavity of the abdomen.

Exact synonyms: Celiac
Partainyms: Abdominal Cavity, Abdominal Cavity

Definition of Coeliac

1. Adjective. (UK anatomy) Relating to the abdomen, or to the cavity of the abdomen. ¹

2. Adjective. (U.K.) ''Abbreviation of'' coeliac disease; ''used attributively''. ¹

3. Noun. (U.K.) Someone who has coeliac disease. ¹

4. Adjective. (chiefly British spelling) (alternative spelling of (coeliac)) ¹

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Definition of Coeliac

1. celiac [adj]

Medical Definition of Coeliac

1. Relating to the abdominal cavity. Origin: G. Koilia, belly (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coeliac

coefficient of viscosity
coelenterate family
coelenterate genus
coeliac (current term)
coeliac (lymphatic) plexus
coeliac (nervous) plexus
coeliac artery
coeliac axis
coeliac branches of vagus nerve
coeliac disease
coeliac ganglia
coeliac glands
coeliac lymph nodes
coeliac plexus
coeliac plexus reflex
coeliac rickets
coeliac sprue

Literary usage of Coeliac

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1910)
"Right and left coeliac and the superior mesenteric ganglia dissected out. ... Left coeliac and superior mesenteric stimulated with 20 ..."

2. The anatomist's vade mecum: a system of human anatomy by Erasmus Wilson (1845)
"The GASTRIC ARTERY (coronaria ventriculi), the smallest of the three branches of the coeliac axis, ascends between the two layers of the lesser omentum to ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"... along the contiguous margins of the duodenum and pancreas. It supplies both these organs, and anastomoses Fig. 836.—The coeliac Axis and its Brandies, ..."

4. The Dublin dissector or Manual of anatomy by Robert Harrison (1854)
"The coeliac axis arises from the fore part of the aorta opposite the last dorsal vertebra ; it soon divides into three branches, first, the gastric artery ..."

5. The Arteries of the gastro-intestinal tract with inosculation circle by Byron Robinson (1908)
"This illustration presents the usual form of the coeliac axis, ie, a bifurcation, ... coeliac axis; D, diaphragmatic arteries; OK, oesophagus; VB, ..."

6. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"It is formed by a division of the coeliac plexus, continued down upon the aorta so as to involve the root of the mesenteric artery, and by nerves coming ..."

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