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, κολικός kolikos 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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