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
scuzzballs
scuzzbucket
scuzzbuckets
scuzzes
scuzzier
scuzziest
scuzzy
scybala
scybalous
scybalum (current term)
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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