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Meaning of COLIC

Pronunciation:  'kâlik

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)

COLIC is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: intestinal colic
 See Also: hurting, lead colic, pain, painter's colic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Col"ic\, n. [F. colique, fr. L. colicus sick with the
    colic, GR. ?, fr. ?, ?, the colon. The disease is so named
    from its being seated in or near the colon. See {Colon}.]
    A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm,
    obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera.
    {Hepatic colic}, the severe pain produced by the passage of a
       gallstone from the liver or gall bladder through the bile
    {Intestinal colic}, or {Ordinary colic}, pain due to
       distention of the intestines by gas.
    {Lead colic}, {Painter's colic}, a violent form of intestinal
       colic, associated with obstinate constipation, produced by
       chronic lead poisoning.
    {Renal colic}, the severe pain produced by the passage of a
       calculus from the kidney through the ureter.
    {Wind colic}. See {Intestinal colic}, above.
  2. \Col"ic\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to colic; affecting the bowels. --Milton.
    2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the colon; as, the colic
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Pain produced by intermittent spasm.
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