Definition of celiac disease from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


celiac disease

(North American English)
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(British English coeliac disease)
BrE BrE//ˈsiːliæk dɪziːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːliæk dɪziːz//
a disease in which somebody cannot digest food (= break it down in their body) because their body is very sensitive to gluten (= a protein that is found in wheat)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: celiac disease

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