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lientery

[lahy-uh n-ter-ee]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a form of diarrhea in which the food is discharged undigested or only partly digested.

Origin of lientery

1540–50; < Medieval Latin līenteria < Greek leientería, equivalent to leî(os) smooth + énter(a) bowels + -ia -y3
Related formsli·en·ter·ic, adjective
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lientery

noun
  1. pathol the passage of undigested food in the faeces
Derived Formslienteric, adjective

Word Origin

C16: from French, from Medieval Latin, from Greek leienteria, from leios smooth + enteron intestine
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lientery in Medicine

lientery

(līən-tĕr′ē)
n.
  1. The passage of undigested or partially digested food in the stool.
Related formsli′en•teric (lī′ən-tĕrĭk) adj.
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