- 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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Unaltered food may be expelled (lientery) by rapid peristaltic movements.
Lientery, lī′en-ter-i, n. a form of diarrhœa, with frequent liquid evacuations in which the food is discharged undigested.
Lientery is the term applied when imperfectly changed food appears in the stools.
- pathol the passage of undigested food in the faeces
C16: from French, from Medieval Latin, from Greek leienteria, from leios smooth + enteron intestine
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- The passage of undigested or partially digested food in the stool.
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