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My father refers to a childhood intestinal disease as "villaxia" or similar spelling. I cannot find such a word in the spanish dictionary. Can you relate'

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updated MAY 24, 2008
posted by Luis-Cuevas

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I am not familiar with the word villaxia, nor does it come up on a google search. However, the word villi comes to mind which is found in the small intestine. Villi are small hair-like projections that absorb vitamins and minerals so that our bodies receive nourishment. I am not sure if this is of any help to you, but Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine. If you want more information on celiac go to www.celiac.com.

updated MAY 24, 2008
posted by Sally
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Sorry, the spelling must be wrong. I cannot think of any word with this sound. Wait for more answers.

updated MAY 24, 2008
posted by 00494d19