Definition of Scybalum

1. a lump in the intestines [n SCYBALA]

Medical Definition of Scybalum

1. A hard round mass of inspissated faeces. Origin: G. Skybalon, excrement (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scybalum

scutulum
scutum
scutwork
scutworks
scuzz
scuzzball
scuzzbucket
scuzzbuckets
scuzzes
scuzzier
scuzziest
scuzzy
scybalous
scye
scyen
scyence
scyes
scyllaea
scyllarian
scyllarians
scyllite
scyllo-inosamine 4-kinase
scymetar
scymetars
scyon
scypha
scyphate

Literary usage of Scybalum

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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 ..."

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