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celiac disease Syllabification: ce·li·ac dis·ease
Pronunciation: /ˈsēlēˌak dəˌzēz/

Definition of celiac disease in English:


A disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food.
Example sentences
  • Cystic fibrosis, chronic liver disease, and celiac disease are conditions that limit the body's ability to absorb nutrients.
  • The following year, he was diagnosed with celiac disease - intolerance to gluten in food that results in intestinal and other disorders.
  • I have celiac disease and must avoid gluten, which is found in anything with wheat, rye, barley and oats.
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