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ob·sti·pa·tion

 (ŏb′stə-pā′shən)
n.
Severe constipation caused by intestinal obstruction.

[New Latin obstīpātiō, obstīpātiōn- : Latin ob-, in the way; see ob- + Latin stīpātus, past participle of stīpāre, to compress.]
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obstipation

(ˌɒbstɪˈpeɪʃən)
n
(Medicine) pathol a severe form of constipation, usually resulting from obstruction of the intestinal tract
[C16: from Latin obstīpātiō, from ob- (intensive) + stīpāre to press together]
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Noun1.obstipation - severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines
constipation, irregularity - irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
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ob·sti·pa·tion

n. obstipación, estreñimiento rebelde.
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