colic


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col·ic

 (kŏl′ĭk)
n.
1. Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distension of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines.
2. A condition of unknown cause seen in infants less than three months old, marked by periods of inconsolable crying lasting for hours at a time for at least three weeks.
adj. (also kō′lĭk)
Of, relating to, or affecting the colon.

[Middle English colik, affecting the colon, colic, from Old French colique, from Latin cōlica (passiō), (suffering) of the colon, feminine of cōlicus, from Greek kōlikos, from kolon, kōlon, colon.]

col′ick·y (kŏl′ĭ-kē) adj.

colic

(ˈkɒlɪk)
n
(Pathology) a condition characterized by acute spasmodic abdominal pain, esp that caused by inflammation, distention, etc, of the gastrointestinal tract
[C15: from Old French colique, from Late Latin cōlicus ill with colic, from Greek kōlon, variant of kolon colon2]

col•ic

(ˈkɒl ɪk)

n.
1. paroxysmal pain in the abdomen or bowels.
2. a condition in young infants characterized by loud and prolonged crying, for which no physiological or other cause has been found.
adj.
3. pertaining to or affecting the colon or the bowels.
[1400–50; late Middle English colike (< Middle French colique) < Latin colica (passiō) (suffering) of the colon < Greek kolikós=kól(on) colon2 + -ikos -ic]
col′ick•y, adj.

colic

Abdominal pain caused by temporary intestinal obstruction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colic - acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
lead colic, painter's colic - symptom of chronic lead poisoning and associated with obstinate constipation
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
Translations
مَغْص
kolika
kolikmavekneb
koliikki
bélgörcs
magakrampi
diegliai
graizeskolikas
kolika
karın ağrısı

colic

[ˈkɒlɪk] N (esp of horses, children) → cólico m

colic

[ˈkɒlɪk] ncoliques fpl, colique f

colic

nKolik f

colic

[ˈkɒlɪk] ncolica

colic

(ˈkolik) noun
severe pain in the abdomen.

col·ic

n. cólico, dolor espasmódico abdominal agudo.

colic

n (ped) cólico (frec. pl); (surg) cólico
References in classic literature ?
I would e'en take it for sublime, did I not know that the colic is a noisy malady.
This spite increased still more when, on calling over the roll of prisoners, it was found that in the bustle of leaving Moscow one Russian soldier, who had pretended to suffer from colic, had escaped.
After I had bled some time I swooned, and they all believed I was dead; but I came to myself soon after, and then had a most dreadful pain in my stomach not to be described--not like the colic, but a gnawing, eager pain for food; and towards night it went off with a kind of earnest wishing or longing for food.
While the two women were running the place alone, one of the new horses got colic and gave them a terrible fright.
I was complaining of a small fit of the colic, upon which my conductor led me into a room where a great physician resided, who was famous for curing that disease, by contrary operations from the same instrument.
But I do know that I was fortunate in not being devoured during the several hours I was knotted up on the ground with the colic.
And when he read his paper of an evening, Demi's colic got into the shipping list and Daisy's fall affected the price of stocks, for Mrs.
Behold here a train of house painters, all afflicted with a peculiar sort of colic.
Gringoire listened to him at first with an undecided air, then he became touched, and wound up with a grimace which made his pallid face resemble that of a new-born infant with an attack of the colic.
These charitable people never know vinegar from wine till they have swallowed it and got the colic.
Let Harlequin be taken with a fit of the colic and his trappings will have to serve that mood too.
There's my wife now, she never has an answer at her tongue's end; but if I offend her, she's sure to scarify my throat with black pepper the next day, or else give me the colic with watery greens.