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lientery

[ lahy-uhn-ter-ee ]
/ ˈlaɪ ənˌtɛr i /
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noun Pathology.
a form of diarrhea in which the food is discharged undigested or only partly digested.
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Origin of lientery

1540–50; <Medieval Latin līenteria<Greek leientería, equivalent to leî(os) smooth + énter(a) bowels + -ia-y3

OTHER WORDS FROM lientery

li·en·ter·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lientery

lientery
/ (ˈlaɪəntərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun
pathol the passage of undigested food in the faeces

Derived forms of lientery

lienteric, adjective

Word Origin for lientery

C16: from French, from Medieval Latin, from Greek leienteria, from leios smooth + enteron intestine
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Medical definitions for lientery

lientery
[ līən-tĕr′ē ]

n.
The passage of undigested or partially digested food in the stool.

Other words from lientery

li′en•teric (lī′ən-tĕrĭk) adj.
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