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- n. A rapid accumulation of gas in the intestine. Meteorism is typically a sign of bowel necrosis from bacterial infection, a life-threatening surgical emergency, and is usually caused by the consumption of large quantities of undercooked pork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Flatulent distention of the abdomen; tympanites.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, flatulent distention of the abdomen; tympanitis.
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