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diarrhea Syllabification: di·ar·rhe·a
Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˈrēə/
(British diarrhoea)

Definition of diarrhea in English:

noun

A condition in which feces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form.
Example sentences
  • Constipation, diarrhoea or alternating constipation and diarrhoea are common symptoms.
  • Their symptoms include vomiting and diarrhoea as well as nausea and general aches and pains.
  • Its most common side effects include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and skin rash.
Synonyms
loose stools
Medicine dysentery
archaicthe flux

Derivatives

diarrheal

1
Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˈrēəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Other diagnoses included diarrhoeal disease, dengue fever, typhoid, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, brucellosis, acute myeloid leukaemia, and infectious mononucleosis.
  • The report describes how all major infectious diseases including tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS, pneumonia, and diarrhoeal diseases are slowly becoming resistant to existing drugs.
  • Siti said babies and children were most vulnerable to lung infections, malaria, diarrheal diseases, cholera and measles, which usually emerge after floods.

diarrheic

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈrēik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • A total of 13 Salmonella isolates were recovered from cattle diarrhoeic rectal swabs comprising S. Enteritidis, S. Typhimurium, and S. Bareilly.
  • She had a one-year history of what she described as ‘active stomach’: She felt a permanent activity in her abdomen, a need to pass diarrheic stools, and was constantly ‘aware of her rectum.’
  • The length of each diarrheic episode ranged from O to 19 days in foals from treated dams and from 2 to 21 days in foals from non-treated dams.

Origin

Late Middle English: via late Latin diarrhoea from Greek diarrhoia, from diarrhein 'flow through', from dia 'through' + rhein 'to flow'.

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