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or tu·ris·ta

  1. traveler's diarrhea, especially as experienced by some visitors to Latin America.

Origin of tourista

1955–60; apparently jocular use of Spanish turista tourist
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Related Words for turista

diarrhea, flux, diarrhoea, dysentery, tourista, turistas

turista in Medicine


  1. Diarrhea occurring in travelers as a result of a change in food and water. Not in technical use.
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