Definition of diarrhea in English:

diarrhea

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

noun

Derivatives

diarrheal

adjective
More 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

Pronunciation: /-ˈrēik/
adjective
More 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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