|tenesmus (tɪˈnɛzməs, -ˈnɛs-)|
|pathol an ineffective painful straining to empty the bowels in response to the sensation of a desire to defecate, without producing a significant quantity of faeces|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin tēnesmos, from Greek teinesmos, from teinein to strain]|
tenesmic te·nes·mic (tə-něz'mĭk)
Relating to, marked by, or affected with tenesmus.