One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Intestinal obstruction; the clinical syndrome (severe abdominal pain, faecal vomiting, and obstipation) characteristic of this.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From French † miserere mei from post-classical Latin miserere mei, after the first words of Psalm 51.
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