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 for diarrhoea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diarrhea \Di`ar*rhe"a\, Diarrhoea \Di`ar*rh[oe]"a\,
     (d[imac]`ar*r[=e]"[.a]), n. [L. diarrhoea, Gr. dia`rroia, fr.
     dia`rrei^n to flow through; dia` + "rei^n to flow; akin to E.
     stream. See Stream.] (Med.)
     A morbidly frequent and profuse discharge of loose or fluid
     evacuations from the intestines, without tenesmus; a purging
     or looseness of the bowels; a flux. Diarrheal

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of
           infection or food poisoning or colitis or a
           gastrointestinal tumor [syn: diarrhea, diarrhoea,
           looseness of the bowels, looseness]

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