Hepatic colic, the severe pain produced by the passage of a gallstone from the liver or gall bladder through the bile duct.Intestinal colic, or Ordinary colic, pain due to distention of the intestines by gas.Lead colic, Painter's colic, a violent form of intestinal colic, associated with obstinate constipation, produced by chronic lead poisoning.Renal colic, the severe pain produced by the passage of a calculus from the kidney through the ureter.Wind colic. See Intestinal colic, above.

(Col"ic), a.

1. Of or pertaining to colic; affecting the bowels. Milton.

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the colon; as, the colic arteries.

(Col"ic*al) a. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of, colic. Swift.

(Col"ick*y) a. Pertaining to, or troubled with, colic; as, a colicky disorder.

(Col"ic*root`) n. A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike Called sometimes star grass, blackroot, blazing star, and unicorn root.

(Col"in) n. [F. colin; prop. a dim. of Colas, contr. fr. Nicolas Nicholas.] (Zoöl.) The American quail or bobwhite. The name is also applied to other related species. See Bobwhite.

(Col`i*se"um) n. [NL. (cf. It. coliseo, colosseo), fr. L. colosseus colossal, fr. colossus a colossus. See Colossus, and cf. Colosseum.] The amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome, the largest in the world. [Written also Colosseum.]

(||Co*li"tis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. + -itis.] (Med.) An inflammation of the large intestine, esp. of its mucous membrane; colonitis.

(Coll) v. t. [OF. coler, fr. L. collum neck.] To embrace. [Obs.] "They coll and kiss him." Latimer.

(||Col*la`bo*ra*teur") n. [F.] See Collaborator.

(Col*lab`o*ra"tion) n. The act of working together; united labor.

(Col*lab"o*ra`tor) n. [L. collaborare to labor together; col- + laborare to labor: cf. F. collaborateur.] An associate in labor, especially in literary or scientific labor.

(Col"la*gen) n. [Gr. ko`lla glue + -gen.] (Physiol. Chem.) The chemical basis of ordinary connective tissue, as of tendons or sinews and of bone. On being boiled in water it becomes gelatin or glue.

(Col*lag"e*nous) a. (Physiol.) Containing or resembling collagen.

(Col*lapse") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Collapsed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Collapsing] [L. collapsus, p. p. of collabi to collapse; col- + labi to fall, slide. See Lapse.]

1. A variety of cabbage in which the leaves never form a compact head.

2. Any white cabbage before the head has become firm.

(Col"fox`) n. A crafty fox. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Col"ic) n. [F. colique, fr. L. colicus sick with the colic, GR. fr. the colon. The disease is so named from its being seated in or near the colon. See Colon.] (Med.) A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera.

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