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colic (n.)

"disease characterized by severe spasmodic 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).

Origin and meaning of colic

updated on October 13, 2021

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Definitions of colic from WordNet

colic (n.)
acute abdominal pain (especially in infants);
Synonyms: intestinal colic / gripes / griping
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