Lientery Li"en*ter*y (l[imac]"[e^]n*t[e^]r*[y^]), n. [Gr. leienteri`a; lei^os smooth, soft + 'e`nteron an intestine: cf. F. lient['e]rie.] (Med.) A diarrhea, in which the food is discharged imperfectly digested, or with but little change. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • lientery — lienteric, adj. /luy euhn ter ee/, n. Pathol. a form of diarrhea in which the food is discharged undigested or only partly digested. [1540 50; < ML lienteria < Gk leientería, equiv. to leî(os) smooth + énter(a) bowels + ia Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • lientery — Passage of undigested food in the stools. [G. leienteria, fr. leios, smooth, + enteron, intestine] * * * li·en·tery lī ən .ter ē, lī en tə rē n, pl ter·ies lienteric diarrhea * * * li·en·tery (liґən ter″e) [Gr. leienteria; leios smooth …   Medical dictionary

  • lientery — n. form of severe diarrhea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lientery — li·en·tery …   English syllables

  • lientery — /ˈlaɪəntəri/ (say luyuhntuhree) noun a form of diarrhoea in which the food is discharged undigested or only partly digested. {Medieval Latin līenteria, from Greek leienteria} –lienteric /laɪənˈtɛrɪk/ (say luyuhn terik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • lientery —   n. diarrhoeal discharge of incompletely digested food.    ♦ lienteric, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lientery — ˈlīən.ˌterē, līˈentərē noun ( es) Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French lienterie, from Medieval Latin lienteria, from Greek leienteria, from leios smooth + enteron, intestine + ia y more at lime, inter : lienteric diarrhea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lienteric — Li en*ter ic (l[imac] [e^]n*t[e^]r [i^]k), a. [L. lientericus, Gr. leienteriko s: cf. F. lient[ e]rique. See {Lientery}.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, a lientery. n. (Med.) A lientery. Grew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uncleanness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Uncleanness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 uncleanness uncleanness &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity Sgm: N 1 immundity immundity immundicity Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity &c.???of mind ???>961 …   English dictionary for students

  • Coeliac passion — In pre modern medicine, coeliac passion, celiac passion, or coeliaca passio was a kind of flux of the belly, wherein the food does not pass perfectly crude, but half digested. This is more or less the same as lientery. In the coeliac, the food is …   Wikipedia

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