Lead colic
Colic Col"ic, n. [F. colique, fr. L. colicus sick with the colic, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, the colon. The disease is so named from its being seated in or near the colon. See {Colon}.] (Med.) A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera. [1913 Webster]

{Hepatic colic}, the severe pain produced by the passage of a gallstone from the liver or gall bladder through the bile duct.

{Intestinal colic}, or {Ordinary colic}, pain due to distention of the intestines by gas.

{Lead colic}, {Painter's colic}, a violent form of intestinal colic, associated with obstinate constipation, produced by chronic lead poisoning.

{Renal colic}, the severe pain produced by the passage of a calculus from the kidney through the ureter.

{Wind colic}. See {Intestinal colic}, above. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lead colic — Lead Lead (l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le[ a]d; akin to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead, small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.] 1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lead colic — n. a form of lead poisoning causing abdominal pain …   English World dictionary

  • lead colic — noun symptom of chronic lead poisoning and associated with obstinate constipation • Syn: ↑painter s colic • Hypernyms: ↑colic, ↑intestinal colic, ↑gripes, ↑griping * * * ˈled noun : intestinal colic …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead colic — colic due to lead poisoning; called also painters c …   Medical dictionary

  • lead colic — /led/, Pathol. See painter s colic. * * * …   Universalium

  • Colic — Col ic, n. [F. colique, fr. L. colicus sick with the colic, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, the colon. The disease is so named from its being seated in or near the colon. See {Colon}.] (Med.) A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lead — (l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le[ a]d; akin to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead, small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.] 1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lead arming — Lead Lead (l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le[ a]d; akin to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead, small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.] 1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lead color — Lead Lead (l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le[ a]d; akin to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead, small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.] 1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lead glance — Lead Lead (l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le[ a]d; akin to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead, small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.] 1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”