diarrhoea


diarrhoea
n.
frequent bowel evacuation or the passage of abnormally soft or liquid faeces. It may be caused by intestinal infections, other forms of intestinal inflammation (such as colitis or Crohn's disease), malabsorption, anxiety, and the irritable bowel syndrome. Severe or prolonged diarrhoea may lead to excess losses of fluid, salts, and nutrients in the faeces.

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  • DIARRHOEA — Cyrenaicae reg. portus, Ptol. Zanara Marmolio …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • diarrhoea — variant spelling of DIARRHEA (Cf. diarrhea) (q.v.); see also OE (Cf. oe) …   Etymology dictionary

  • diarrhoea — is spelt in this way in BrE and diarrhea in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • diarrhoea — (US diarrhea) ► NOUN ▪ a condition in which faeces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form. DERIVATIVES diarrhoeal adjective diarrhoeic adjective. ORIGIN Greek diarrhoia, from diarrhein «flow through» …   English terms dictionary

  • diarrhoea — n. 1) to come down with; have diarrhoea 2) severe diarrhoea 3) an attack of diarrhoea * * * [ˌdaɪə rɪə] have diarrhoea an attack of diarrhoea severe diarrhoea to come down with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Diarrhoea — Diarrhea Di ar*rhe a, Diarrhoea Di ar*rh[oe] a, (d[imac] ar*r[=e] [.a]), n. [L. diarrhoea, Gr. dia rroia, fr. dia rrei^n to flow through; dia + rei^n to flow; akin to E. stream. See {Stream}.] (Med.) A morbidly frequent and profuse discharge of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diarrhoea — [16] Diarrhoea means literally ‘through flow’ (and hence semantically is a parallel formation to diabetes). It comes via late Latin diarrhoea from Greek diárrhoia, a term coined by the physician Hippocrates for ‘abnormally frequent defecation’.… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • diarrhoea — [16] Diarrhoea means literally ‘through flow’ (and hence semantically is a parallel formation to diabetes). It comes via late Latin diarrhoea from Greek diárrhoia, a term coined by the physician Hippocrates for ‘abnormally frequent defecation’.… …   Word origins

  • diarrhoea — n. frequent bowel evacuation or the passage of abnormally soft or liquid faeces. It may be caused by intestinal infections, other forms of intestinal inflammation (such as colitis or Crohn s disease), malabsorption, anxiety, and the irritable… …   Medical dictionary

  • diarrhoea — (AmE diarrhea) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ severe ▪ mild ▪ acute, chronic ▪ intermittent, persistent …   Collocations dictionary

  • diarrhoea — di|ar|rhoea BrE diarrhea AmE [ˌdaıəˈrıə] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: diarrhoea, from Greek diarrhein to flow through ] an illness in which waste from the ↑bowels is watery and comes out often …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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