painter's colic

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Definition of painter's colic 

: intestinal colic associated with obstinate constipation due to chronic lead poisoning

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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painter's colic

noun
paint·er's colic | \ˈpānt-ərz- \

Medical Definition of painter's colic 

: intestinal colic associated with obstinate constipation due to chronic lead poisoning

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