Definition of celiac disease in English:

celiac disease

Translate celiac disease into Spanish

noun

  • A disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food.

    ‘Cystic fibrosis, chronic liver disease, and celiac disease are conditions that limit the body's ability to absorb nutrients.’
    • ‘The following year, he was diagnosed with celiac disease - intolerance to gluten in food that results in intestinal and other disorders.’
    • ‘I have celiac disease and must avoid gluten, which is found in anything with wheat, rye, barley and oats.’
    • ‘Do many of the patients thought to have irritable bowel syndrome actually have celiac disease?’
    • ‘For millions of people, a diagnosis of celiac disease could explain mysterious symptoms and put an end to suffering.’

Pronunciation

celiac disease

/ˈsēlēˌak dəˌzēz/ /ˈsiliˌæk dəˌziz/