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colicnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑl·ɪk/
a ​severe but not ​continuouspain in the ​bottompart of the ​stomach or ​bowels, esp. of ​babies
(Definition of colic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “colic”
in Spanish cólico…
in Vietnamese cơn đau bụng…
in Malaysian kembung perut…
in Thai อาการปวดท้อง…
in French colique(s)…
in German die Kolik…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指婴儿的)腹绞痛,急性腹痛…
in Turkish karın ağrısı, kolik…
in Russian колика…
in Indonesian mulas…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指嬰兒的)腹絞痛,急性腹痛…
in Polish kolka…
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