melena

noun
me·​le·​na
variants: or chiefly British melaena \ mə-​ˈlē-​nə How to pronounce melaena (audio) \

Medical Definition of melena

: the passage of dark tarry stools containing decomposing blood that is usually an indication of bleeding in the upper part of the digestive tract and especially the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum — compare hematochezia

Other Words from melena

melenic \ mə-​ˈlē-​nik How to pronounce melenic (audio) \ adjective

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