celiac syndrome


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celiac syndrome

[′sēl·e‚ək ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms produced by intestinal malabsorption of fat and marked by bulky, loose, foul-smelling stools, high in fatty acid content. Also known as idiopathic steatorrhea.
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