See also: còlic
- (pathology) Severe pains that grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains (due to intestinal or bowel-related problems).
- c. 1597, [William Shakespeare], The History of Henrie the Fovrth; […], quarto edition, London: […] P[eter] S[hort] for Andrew Wise, […], published 1598, OCLC 932916628, [Act III, scene i]:
- Diſeaſed nature oftentimes breakes forth, / In ſtrange eruptions, oft the teeming earth / Is with a kind of collicke pincht and vext, / By the impriſoning of vnruly wind / Within her vvombe, vvhich for enlargement ſtriuing / Shakes the old Beldame earth, and topples down / Steeples and moſſegrovvn towers.
- Severe fussiness and crying, especially of infants with certain medical conditions.
- A medicinal plant used to relieve such symptoms.
colic (not comparable)