colic vs griping what difference

what is difference between colic and griping

English

Alternative forms

  • cholick (archaic)
  • cholic (archaic)

Etymology

Borrowed from French colique. Ultimately derived from Ancient Greek κωλικός (kōlikós, suffering in the colon, adj).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: kŏlĭk
  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒl.ɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɒlɪk

Noun

colic (countable and uncountable, plural colics)

  1. (pathology) Severe pains that grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains (due to intestinal or bowel-related problems).
  2. Severe fussiness and crying, especially of infants with certain medical conditions.
  3. A medicinal plant used to relieve such symptoms.

Derived terms

  • colicky

Translations

Adjective

colic (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the colon; colonic.

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aɪpɪŋ

Verb

griping

  1. present participle of gripe

Noun

griping (plural gripings)

  1. Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines; gripe.
    • 1824, John Mason Good, The study of medicine: with a physiological system of nosology
      The gripings are always severe, and a sort of painful descent of the bowels accompanies every evacuation.

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