- looseness of the bowels
- (of cattle) scour
Other Word Forms of Diarrhea
Origin of Diarrhea
Middle English diaria from Medieval Latin from Late Latin diarrhoea from Greek diarroia from diarrein to flow through dia- dia- rhein to flow, run sreu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French diarrie (French diarrhée), from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Ancient Greek διάρροια (diarrhoia, “through-flowing”), from διά (dia, “through”) + ῥέω (rheō, “flow”).
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