noun[mass noun] • archaic
- A form of diarrhoea.More example sentences
- There were many cases of lientery and of dysentery; but these were not attended with much pain.
- We have heard of a severe lientery being brought on by eating a little ice-cream, at a time when a considerable degree of indigestion already prevailed.
- 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.