Definition of irritable bowel syndrome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


irritable bowel syndrome

BrE BrE//ˌɪrɪtəbl ˈbaʊəl sɪndrəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪrɪtəbl ˈbaʊəl sɪndroʊm//
[uncountable] Healthy eating habits
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a condition of the bowels that causes pain and diarrhoea or constipation, often caused by stress or anxiety See related entries: Healthy eating habits
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: irritable bowel syndrome