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stomach flu

Syllabification: stom·ach flu

Definition of stomach flu in English:

noun

A short-lived stomach disorder of unknown cause, popularly attributed to a virus.
Example sentences
  • Though often called stomach flu, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea occur in only about five percent of people with epidemic influenza.
  • It was Thanksgiving Day when Kenny was rushed to Kirkland's Evergreen Medical Center emergency room with what his mom thought was the stomach flu.
  • What the patient thinks is indigestion may really be a heart attack; the stomach flu an appendicitis; or the chest cold a pneumonia.

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