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Diarrheal \Di`ar*rhe"al\, Diarrhoeal \Di`ar*rh[oe]"al\ a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to diarrhea; like diarrhea.


a. That causes, or is associated with diarrhea.


adj. of or relating to diarrhea [syn: diarrhoeal, diarrhetic, diarrhoetic, diarrheic, diarrhoeic]

Usage examples of "diarrheal".

These in turn were producing outbreaks of disease, particularly diarrheal diseases and acute respiratory infections.

International organizations and aid agencies have consistently found that diarrheal and respiratory illnesses were the biggest killers in Iraq.

At the start of our war and subsequent boycott against Iraq, a few hundred children younger than five were killed each month by respiratory infections, malnutrition, and diarrheal illnesses.

Calcium hypochlorite can be used to purify water, which, in combination with a good filtration system, can cut typhoid and diarrheal diseases practically to zero.