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coeliac disease

noun [U] uk UK ( US celiac disease)   /ˈsiː.liː.æk.dɪˌziːz/ us  
a medical condition in which the intestine reacts badly to a type of protein contained in gluten (= a substance found in some grains): People with coeliac disease need to keep to a gluten-free diet.
Translations of “coeliac disease”
in Chinese (Traditional) 腹腔疾病,乳糜瀉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乳糜泻…
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