a female given name, form of Cecilia.
Historical Examples

fem. proper name, from Italian Celia, from Latin Caelia, fem. of Caelius, name of a Roman gens. Sheila is a variant.
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    of, relating to, or located in the cavity of the abdomen. Contemporary Examples adjective (anatomy) the usual US spelling of coeliac adj. alternative spelling of coeliac (q.v.); also see oe. celiac ce·li·ac or coe·li·ac (sē’lē-āk’) adj. Of or relating to the abdomen or abdominal cavity.

  • Celiac artery

    celiac artery n. See celiac trunk.

  • Celiac-disease

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  • Celiac ganglion

    celiac ganglion n. Any of the largest and highest group of sympathetic prevertebral ganglia, on the upper part of the abdominal aorta on either side of the celiac artery, containing the sympathetic neurons whose unmyelinated postganglionic axons innervate the stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidney, small intestine, and the ascending and transverse colon. Also called semilunar […]

  • Celiac gland

    celiac gland n. Any of the various nodes situated along the celiac trunk that receive lymphatic drainage from the stomach, duodenum, pancreas, spleen, and biliary tract.

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