[ dahy-uh-ree-uh ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈri ə /
an intestinal disorder characterized by abnormal frequency and fluidity of fecal evacuations.
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Origin of diarrhea
1350–1400; Middle English diaria < Late Latin diarrhoea < Greek diárrhoia a flowing through, equivalent to diarrho- (variant stem of diarrheîn to flow through) + -ia -ia
OTHER WORDS FROM diarrheadi·ar·rhe·al, di·ar·rhe·ic, di·ar·rhet·ic [dahy-uh-ret-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈrɛt ɪk/, di·ar·rhoe·al, di·ar·rhoe·ic, di·ar·rhoet·ic, adjectivean·ti·di·ar·rhe·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for anti-diarrheal
Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces.
Other words from diarrheadi′ar•rhe′al null null adj.
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Scientific definitions for anti-diarrheal
[ dī′ə-rē′ə ]
Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually a symptom of a gastrointestinal disorder. Severe, prolonged diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
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Cultural definitions for anti-diarrheal
[ (deye-uh-ree-uh) ]
The frequent passage of abnormally watery feces, which is a sign of illness.
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