- Diarrhea is defined as a bowel movement with a lot of feces, usually in a watery form, often because of upset intestines or stomach.
When you eat bad shrimp and get food poisoning, causing you to have to use the bathroom a lot and produce watery feces, this is an example of producing diarrhea.
diarrhea definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English diarea ; from Old French diarrie and amp; Late Latin diarrhoea ; from Classical Greek diarrhoia ; from dia-, through plush rhein, to flow: see stream
diarrhea definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English diaria, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Greek diarroia, from diarrein, to flow through : dia-, dia- + rhein, to flow, run; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.
- diˌar·rheˈal, diˌar·rheˈic , diˌar·rhetˈic adjective
diarrhea - Cultural Definition
The frequent passage of abnormally watery feces, which is a sign of illness.
diarrhea - Medical Definition
- diarrheal, diˌar·rheˈic , diˌar·rhetˈic adjective
diarrhea - Science Definition