Colic



[kol-ik] /ˈkɒl ɪk/ Pathology, Veterinary Pathology

noun
1.
paroxysmal pain in the abdomen or bowels.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or affecting the colon or the bowels.
/ˈkɒlɪk/
noun
1.
a condition characterized by acute spasmodic abdominal pain, esp that caused by inflammation, distention, etc, of the gastrointestinal tract
n.

“disease characterized by severe abdominal pain,” early 15c., from Late Latin colicus “pertaining to colic,” from Greek kolikos, belonging to the kolon “lower intestine” (see colon (n.2)). The word was used in English late 14c. as an adjective, “affecting the colon.” Related: Colicky (1742).

colic col·ic (kŏl’ĭk)
n.

adj. (kō’lĭk)
Relating to the colon.
colic
(kŏl’ĭk)

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