tenesmus[ti nez′məs, -nes′-]
tenesmus definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Midieval Latin ; from Classical Latin tenesmos ; from Classical Greek teinesmos ; from teinein, to stretch: see thin
tenesmus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Medieval Latin tēnesmus, variant of Latin tēnesmos, from Greek teinesmos, from teinein, to strain, stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
tenesmus - Medical Definition