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lientery

[lahy-uh n-ter-ee] /ˈlaɪ ənˌtɛr i/
noun, Pathology
1.
a form of diarrhea in which the food is discharged undigested or only partly digested.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Medieval Latin līenteria < Greek leientería, equivalent to leî(os) smooth + énter(a) bowels + -ia -y3
Related forms
lienteric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lienteric

lientery

/ˈlaɪəntərɪ; -trɪ/
noun
1.
(pathol) the passage of undigested food in the faeces
Derived Forms
lienteric, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Medieval Latin, from Greek leienteria, from leios smooth + enteron intestine
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lienteric in Medicine

lientery li·en·ter·y (lī'ən-těr'ē)
n.
The passage of undigested or partially digested food in the stool.


li'en·ter'ic (lī'ən-těr'ĭk) adj.
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