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Meaning of celiac disease

ce'liac disease"

Pronunciation: (sē'lē-ak-spr"). [key]
  1. a hereditary digestive disorder involving intolerance to gluten, usually occurring in young children, characterized by marked abdominal distention, malnutrition, wasting, and the passage of large, fatty, malodorous stools.
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