painter's colic

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of painter's colic was in 1822

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“Painter's colic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/painter%27s%20colic. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

painter's colic

noun
paint·​er's colic ˈpānt-ərz- How to pronounce painter's colic (audio)
: intestinal colic associated with obstinate constipation due to chronic lead poisoning
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