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melena

[muh-lee-nuh] /məˈli nə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the discharge of black, tarry, bloody stools, usually resulting from a hemorrhage in the alimentary tract.
Also, melaena.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek mélaina, feminine of mélās black
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melena me·le·na (mə-lē'nə)
n.
The passage of black tarlike stools containing blood that has been acted on by the intestinal juices.

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