melena definition

  • noun:
    • a disorder marked by black colored, tarry stool or vomit composed mostly of bloodstream that is acted on by gastric juices, resulting from a hemorrhage along the intestinal tract.
    • A passage of dark, tarry stools containing bloodstream, because of top intestinal bleeding.
    • See melæna.
    • uncommonly dark tarry feces containing bloodstream (usually from intestinal bleeding)

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