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[lahy-uh n-ter-ee] /ˈlaɪ ənˌtɛr i/
noun, Pathology.
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
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lienteric, adjective Unabridged
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/ˈlaɪəntərɪ; -trɪ/
(pathol) the passage of undigested food in the faeces
Derived Forms
lienteric, 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 li·en·ter·y (lī'ən-těr'ē)
The passage of undigested or partially digested food in the stool.

li'en·ter'ic (lī'ən-těr'ĭk) adj.
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