from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chronic intestinal pains and constipation caused by lead poisoning. Also called lead colic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Lead colic, under Colic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. symptom of chronic lead poisoning and associated with obstinate constipation
So called because the disease is often caused by exposure to lead-based paint.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)