Definition of Melaena

1. Noun. Abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding).

Exact synonyms: Melena
Generic synonyms: Bm, Dejection, Faecal Matter, Faeces, Fecal Matter, Feces, Ordure, Stool



Definition of Melaena

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of melena) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Melaena

1. 1. The passage of dark, pitchy and grumous stools stained with blood pigments or with altered blood. 2. Black vomit. Origin: Gr. Melaina, feminine of Gr. Melas = black This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melaena

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meitnerium
meitneriums
meitnium
meixnerite
mejiro
mejiros
mejlis
mejlises
mekin
mekong valley
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mela
mela-
melaconite
melaena (current term)
melaenas
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melagueta pepper
melain
melainotype
melainotypes
melaleuca
melaleucas
melalgia
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melamed
melamine
melamine formaldehyde

Literary usage of Melaena

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1. Treatment of disease in children: Including the Outlines of Diagnosis and by Angel Money (1887)
"... conditions resulting from the change in circulation and respiration at this period of life. We shall see that asphyxia, melaena, haematemesis, purpura, ..."

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