Simple Definition of diarrhea
medical : an illness that causes you to pass waste from your body very frequently and in liquid rather than solid form
Examples of diarrhea in a sentence
The symptoms of the disease include fever, nausea, and diarrhea.
<I was taken with severe diarrhea while attending the conference.>
Origin of diarrhea
Middle English diaria, from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Greek diarrhoia, from diarrhein to flow through, from dia- + rhein to flow — more at stream
First Known Use: 14th century
DIARRHEA Defined for Kids
Definition of diarrhea for Students
: abnormally frequent and watery bowel movements
Medical Definition of diarrhea
: abnormally frequent intestinal evacuations with more or less fluid stools
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