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Meaning of OBSTIPATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines
 

OBSTIPATION is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: constipation, irregularity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob`sti*pa"tion\, n. [L. obstipatio a close
pressure; ob (see {Ob-}) + stipare to press.]
1. The act of stopping up, as a passage. [Obs.] --Bailey.

2. (Med.) Extreme constipation. [Obs.] --Hooper.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Obstipation is a severe form of constipation in which neither the passage of stool nor flatus (intestinal gas) is possible. It may be a sign of mechanical bowel obstruction.
 

 

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