- obstinate constipation.
Origin of obstipation
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Constipation, obstipation and diarrhea may alternate through the progress of the case.Intestinal Ills
Alcinous Burton Jamison
- pathol a severe form of constipation, usually resulting from obstruction of the intestinal tract
Word Origin for obstipation
C16: from Latin obstīpātiō, from ob- (intensive) + stīpāre to press together
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- Intestinal obstruction; severe constipation.
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