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nounhistorical, archaic, rare
Bloody diarrhoea; disease causing such diarrhoea, specifically dysentery of infectious origin; an instance of this; now historical or archaic. Also (now rare): (an instance of) bleeding from another part of the body, specifically menstrual bleeding, especially when excessive or prolonged.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From bloody + flux.
bloody flux/ˌblʌdɪ ˈflʌks/
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