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melena

 [mĕ-le´nah]
darkening of the feces by blood pigments.

me·le·na

(me-lē'nă), Although the correct pronunciation of this word is as noted, the more usual U.S. pronunciation is mel'ena.
Passage of dark-colored, tarry stools, due to the presence of blood altered by the intestinal juices. Compare: hematochezia.
[G. melaina, fem. of melas, black]

melena

/me·le·na/ (mĕ-le´nah) the passage of dark stools stained with altered blood.

melena

(mə-lē′nə)
n.
The passage of black, tarry stools composed largely of blood that has been acted on by gastric juices, indicative of bleeding in the upper digestive tract.

melena

[məlē′nə, məl′əna]
Etymology: Gk, melas, black
abnormal black tarry stool that has a distinctive odor and contains digested blood. It usually results from bleeding in the upper GI tract and is often a sign of peptic ulcer or small bowel disease. See also gastrointestinal bleeding.

melena

The passage of dark, clotted blood in the stool.

melena

Stool or vomit blackened by heme pigments

me·le·na

(mĕ-lē'nă)
Passage of tarry stools, due to the presence of blood altered by the intestinal juices.
Compare: hematochezia
Synonym(s): melaena.
[G. melaina, fem. of melas, black]

melena (m·lēˑ·n),

n dark stools with a tarlike consistency and a distinct odor comprised of digested blood; results from bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract; usually a sign of peptic ulcer or small bowel disease.

me·le·na

(mĕ-lē'nă)
Passage of dark-colored, tarry stools, due to presence of blood altered by intestinal juices. Cf. hematochezia.
[G. melaina, fem. of melas, black]

melena (melē´nə),

n the passage of dark or black stools; the color is produced by altered blood and blood pigments.

melena, melaena

darkening of the feces by blood pigments. Typically the feces have a black color with a red tinge at the edges and are soft and almost slimy.