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ce'liac disease"

a hereditary digestive disorder involving intolerance to gluten, usually occurring in young children, characterized by marked abdominal distention, malnutrition, wasting, and the passage of large, fatty, malodorous stools. Also called ce•li•ac-sprue Pronunciation: (sē'lē-ak-sprOO"). [key]

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