Definition of coeliac disease noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


coeliac disease

(British English) (North American English celiac disease) noun
BrE BrE//ˈsiːliæk dɪziːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːliæk dɪziːz//
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a disease in which somebody cannot digest food (= break it down in their body) because their body is very sensitive to gluten (= a substance that is found in flour, especially wheat flour)

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