Definition of Diarrhoea

1. Noun. Frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor.

Exact synonyms: Diarrhea, Looseness, Looseness Of The Bowels
Group relationships: Dysentery
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Specialized synonyms: The Shits, The Trots, Montezuma's Revenge
Derivative terms: Diarrheal, Diarrhetic, Diarrhoeal, Diarrhoetic, Loose



Definition of Diarrhoea

1. Noun. (chiefly British spelling) (alternative spelling of diarrhea) ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly British spelling) (alternative spelling of diarrhea) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diarrhoea

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Medical Definition of Diarrhoea

1. The abnormal frequency and liquidity of faecal discharges. Origin: Gr. Rhein = to flow This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diarrhoea

diarize
diarized
diarizes
diarizing
diaromatic
diaromatics
diarrhaea
diarrhaetic
diarrhal
diarrheagenic
diarrheal
diarrheas
diarrheic
diarrhetic
diarrhoea (current term)
diarrhoea alba
diarrhoea pancreatica
diarrhoeagenic
diarrhoeal
diarrhoeas
diarrhoeic
diarrhoetic
diarrhϾ
diarsane
diarsanes
diarsenide
diarsenides
diarsine
diarsines

Literary usage of Diarrhoea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1883)
"Percussion of the Colon in diarrhoea.—diarrhoea depending upon faecal ... The diagnosis, however, between this form of diarrhoea and that other whose ..."

2. Medical Diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine : a Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1900)
"diarrhoea.—Like constipation, diarrhoea will be merely treated of as we meet ... There are several varieties of diarrhoea. Difference in time gives rise to ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Two of the above-mentioned hemorrhage eases had severe and persistent diarrhoea preceding the hemorrhage. Five other cases were admitted, in the course of ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: designed for the use of by William Osler (1892)
"In some individuals special articles of diet will always produce a slight diarrhoea, which may not be due to a catarrh of the mucosa, but to increased ..."

5. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1882)
"In chronic diarrhoea of children with pale stinking motions, ... As chalk mixture in diarrhoea from more serious causes as typhoid or phthisis. ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"THE RELATION OF TYPES OF diarrhoea IN CHILDREN TO STRAINS OF BACILLUS ... of the dysentery bacillus with diarrhoea in infants is now established. ..."

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