Abdominal vs Coeliac - What's the difference?

abdominal | coeliac |

As adjectives the difference between abdominal and coeliac

is that abdominal is of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral while coeliac is (uk|anatomy) relating to the abdomen, or to the cavity of the abdomen.

As nouns the difference between abdominal and coeliac

is that abdominal is (zoology|obsolete) a fish of the order abdominales while coeliac is (uk) someone who has coeliac disease.




(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral.
  • abdominal muscles
    abdominal cavity
  • (ichthyology) Having the ventral fins under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fins.
  • (ichthyology) Ventral, in describing a fin.
  • (zoology, obsolete) Belonging to the order Abdominales of fish.
  • Synonyms

    * (of or pertaining to the abdomen) ventral

    Derived terms

    * abdominal ring


    (en noun)
  • (zoology, obsolete) A fish of the order Abdominales.
  • Synonyms

    * (fish) Cypriniformes.





    Alternative forms

    * (l) (US) *


  • (UK, anatomy) Relating to the abdomen, or to the cavity of the abdomen.
  • * 1838 , William James Erasmus Wilson, Practical and Surgical Anatomy , page 350,
  • Next remove the middle portion of the lesser omentum, and feel for the coeliac axis.
  • * 2002 , Colin Pinnock, Ted Lin, Tim Smith, Fundamentals of Anaesthesia , page 218,
  • The coeliac' plexus is formed by the two interconnecting '''coeliac''' ganglia which lie either side of the ' coeliac artery.
  • * 2010 , Robert H. Whitaker, Neil R. Borley, Instant Anatomy , page 85,
  • The coeliac' ganglia lie on each side of the ' coeliac trunk.
  • (UK) Abbreviation of'' coeliac disease; ''used attributively .
  • * 1982 , S. Ahlstedt, Recent Trends in Allergen and Complement Research , page 48,
  • The results of skin testing and RAST indicate that most coeliac patients do not have circulating IgE specific for wheat proteins [25, 34, 108].
  • * 1994 , Norman Leslie Kent, A. D. Evers, Technology of cereals: An Introduction for Students of Food Science and Agriculture , page 297,
  • Most coeliac patients are childen, the symptoms showing when cereals are first introduced in their diet.
  • * 2008 , Helen Griffiths, Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management , page 10,
  • Thus more fortunately for most coeliac patients a reliable diagnosis could now be made on the basis of one set of small bowel biopsies as opposed to three.


    (en noun)
  • (UK) Someone who has coeliac disease.
  • * 1961 , Association of National European and Mediterranean Societies of Gastroenterology, Proceedings VIth meeting of the "Association des Sociétés Nationales Européenes et Méditerranéennes de Gastro-Entérologie" , page 624,
  • In all 5 untreated coeliacs' as well as the 3 partially treated ' coeliacs who were in relapse at the time of biopsy, villi were entirely absent.
  • * 1986 , David R. Triger, Clinical Immunology of the Liver and Gastrointestinal Tract , page 67,
  • Hyposplenism in coeliacs does not appear to lead to these diseases.
  • * 1999 , Giuseppe Gobbi, Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders in Coeliac Disease , page 212,
  • Instead, anecdotal observations came to dominate the literature, describing adult coeliacs as mentally peculiar, excessively nervous and unstable, depressive, or even schizophrenic (Paulley, 1959; Dohan, 1966).