- 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.
Origin of diarrheaMiddle English diarea ; from Old French diarrie and amp; Late Latin diarrhoea ; from Classical Greek diarrhoia ; from dia-, through + rhein, to flow: see stream
Origin of diarrheaMiddle 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.
- di′ar·rhe′al, di′ar·rhe′ic , di′ar·rhet′ic
(countable and uncountable, plural diarrheas)
- (chiefly North America) A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movements.
- The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.
From Old French diarrie (French diarrhée), from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Ancient Greek διάρροια (diarrhoia, “through-flowing”), from διά (dia, “through”) + ῥέω (rheō, “flow”).