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Noun: celiac disease
  1. A disorder in children and adults; inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten); symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhoea and emaciation; often accompanied by lactose intolerance
  2. An auto-immune disease characterized by sensitivity of the lining of the small intestine to gluten, causing a failure to digest food properly
    - coeliac disease

Derived forms: celiac diseases

Type of: disorder, upset

Encyclopedia: Celiac disease