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English definition of “coeliac disease”

coeliac disease

noun [U] UK (US celiac disease)     /ˈsiː.liː.æk.dɪˌziːz/
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.Digestive disorders
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