residue-free diet


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residue-free diet

[rez′id(y)o̅o̅]
Etymology: L, residuum, remainder; AS, freo + Gk, diaita, way of life
a diet free of nondigestible cellulose or fiber, such as found in semisolid bland food.

residue-free diet

A diet without cellulose or roughage. Semisolid and bland foods are included. Such diets are used to prepare the colon for barium enemas or colonoscopy and occasionally to help manage Crohn disease.
See also: diet