diarrhea

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From Old French diarrie (French diarrhée), from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Ancient Greek διάρροια (diárrhoia, through-flowing), from διά (diá, through) + ῥέω (rhéō, flow).

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diarrhea (countable and uncountable, plural diarrheas)

  1. (chiefly North America) A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movements.
  2. The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.

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