travelers diarrhea

travelers' diarrhea

noun
persistent and often severe diarrhea experienced by a traveler whose digestive system is unaccustomed to the bacteria in local food and water.
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travelers' diarrhea trav·el·ers' diarrhea or trav·el·er's diarrhea (trāv'əl-ərz, trāv'lərz)
n.
Diarrhea and abdominal cramps occurring among travelers to regions where sanitation is poor, commonly caused by a toxin-producing strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli.

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