noun[mass noun] archaic
A form of diarrhoea.
- Enteritis and colitis may result from lientery.
- I attended, some time ago, a lady suffering from lientery, for whom I ineffectually prescribed a low dilution of China.
- My own view of the case is that the lientery was due to the presence of the tumor in the neighbourhood of the stomach.
Late Middle English: via French lientérie or Latin lienteria from Greek leienteria, from leios 'smooth' + entera 'bowels': see -ery.
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