[kol-ik] /ˈkɒl ɪk/ Pathology, Veterinary Pathology
paroxysmal pain in the abdomen or bowels.
pertaining to or affecting the colon or the bowels.
relating to or suffering from colic
a condition characterized by acute spasmodic abdominal pain, esp that caused by inflammation, distention, etc, of the gastrointestinal tract
“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).
colicky col·ick·y (kŏl’ĭ-kē)
Relating to or affected by colic.
colic col·ic (kŏl’ĭk)
Relating to the colon.
[kol-ik-root, -roo t] /ˈkɒl ɪkˌrut, -ˌrʊt/ noun 1. either of two North American plants, Aletris farinosa or A. aurea, of the lily family, having small yellow or white flowers in a spikelike cluster and a reputed to relieve . 2. any of certain other plants having reputed to cure . 3. the blazing star, Liatris […]
/ˈkɒlɪkˌwiːd/ noun 1. any of several plants of the genera Dicentra or Corydalis, such as the squirrel corn and Dutchman’s-breeches: family Fumariaceae
[kol-uh-fawrm, koh-luh-] /ˈkɒl əˌfɔrm, ˈkoʊ lə-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling a . noun 2. . adj. 1850s, “resembling a sieve,” from Latin colum “strainer;” meaning “resembling a bacillus of the coli group” is from 1906, from coli + form. coliform co·li·form (kō’lə-fôrm’, kŏl’ə-) adj. Of or relating to the bacilli that commonly […]
noun, Bacteriology. 1. any of several bacilli, especially Escherichia coli and members of the genus Aerobacter, found as commensals in the large intestine of humans and certain other animals, the presence of which in water indicates fecal pollution.
- Coliform bacteria
/ˈkɒlɪfɔːm/ plural noun 1. a large group of bacteria inhabiting the intestinal tract of humans and animals that may cause disease and whose presence in water is an indicator of faecal pollution