travelers' diarrhea


noun

persistent and often severe diarrhea experienced by a traveler whose digestive system is unaccustomed to the bacteria in local food and water.

Nearby words

  1. traveled,
  2. traveler,
  3. traveler's check,
  4. traveler's-joy,
  5. traveler's-tree,
  6. traveling,
  7. traveling bag,
  8. traveling block,
  9. traveling salesman,
  10. traveling salesman problem

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Medicine definitions for travelers' diarrhea

travelers' diarrhea

n.

Diarrhea and abdominal cramps occurring among travelers to regions where sanitation is poor, commonly caused by a toxin-producing strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli.

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