Examples from the Web for obstipation
Constipation, obstipation and diarrhea may alternate through the progress of the case.Intestinal Ills|Alcinous Burton Jamison
British Dictionary definitions for obstipation
Word Origin for obstipation
Word Origin and History for obstipation
1590s, from Latin obstipationem (nominative obstipatio), noun of action from *obstipare "action of blocking or stopping up," from ob- (see ob-) + stipare "to press together, to pack" (see stiff (adj.)).