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  1. (pathology): A term for severe pains which grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains (due to intestinal or bowel related problems).
  2. A medicinal plant used to relieve one of such symptoms.
  • Italian: colica
  • Spanish: cólico
  1. Referring to the colon.
    Etymology: From the French adjective, colique, which referred to the lower part of the intestinal cavity.Prior to that it comes from the Latin, coliculus and earlier from Greek, kolik-os with the same meaning.

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