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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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