follow Dictionary.com

Know these essential literary terms?

spastic colon

noun, Pathology

irritable bowel syndrome

noun, Pathology
1.
any combination of common disturbances of the bowel, as diarrhea or constipation, occurring with abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by psychological stress.
Abbreviation: IBS.
Also called irritable colon, spastic colon.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for spastic cola

irritable bowel syndrome

noun
1.
(med) a chronic condition of recurring abdominal pain with constipation or diarrhoea or both
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
spastic cola in Science
irritable bowel syndrome
  (ĭr'ĭ-tə-bəl)   
A gastrointestinal disorder without demonstrable organic pathology, characterized by abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhea, and mucus in the stool.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for spastic colon

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for spastic

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends