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Medical Term:

colic

Pronunciation: kol'ik

Definition

  1. Relating to the colon.
  2. Spasmodic pains in the abdomen.
  3. In young infants, paroxysms of gastrointestinal pain with crying and irritability, typically occurring in late afternoon or early evening; of unknown etiology; affects infants from 3 weeks to 3 months of age.

[G. kolikos, relating to the colon]

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