colic

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Etymology[edit]

From the French adjective, colique, which referred to the lower part of the intestinal cavity. Prior to that it comes from the Latin, coliculus and earlier from Greek, kolik-os with the same meaning.

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colic (plural colics)

  1. (pathology) Severe pains that grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains (due to intestinal or bowel related problems).
  2. A medicinal plant used to relieve one of such symptoms.

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colic (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the colon; colonic.

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