Medical Definition of Scybalum
1. A hard round mass of inspissated faeces. Origin: G. Skybalon, excrement (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Scybalum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"A scybalum is a rounded or oval mass of faeces, of larger or smaller dimensions, the size of a hazel-nut or of a hen's egg, or even larger, which has been ..."
2. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1880)
"D., Physician-Accoucheur and Lecturer on Midwifery at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. [One of the most common causes of retention of faeces is a scybalum. ..."
3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"That in certain cases relapsing appendicitis might be due to the displacement of a scybalum in the appendix. 2. That, in view of the hereditary appendicular ..."