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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.
- Rhymes: -ɒlɪk
colic (plural colics)
- (pathology) Severe pains that grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains (due to intestinal or bowel related problems).
- A medicinal plant used to relieve one of such symptoms.
colic (not comparable)