painter's colic

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paint·er's colic

Chronic intestinal pains and constipation caused by lead poisoning. Also called lead colic.

[So called because the disease is often caused by exposure to lead-based paint .]

painter's colic

(Pathology) pathol another name for lead colic
[C19: so called because it frequently affected people who worked with lead-based paints or similar substances]

paint′er's col′ic

lead poisoning causing intense intestinal pain.
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Noun1.painter's colic - symptom of chronic lead poisoning and associated with obstinate constipation
colic, gripes, griping, intestinal colic - acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)