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dysentery

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noun dys·en·tery \ˈdi-sən-ˌter-ē, -ˌte-rē\

Simple Definition of dysentery

  • medical : a serious disease that causes severe diarrhea and a loss of blood

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dysentery

plural dysenteries

  1. 1 :  a disease characterized by severe diarrhea with passage of mucus and blood and usually caused by infection

  2. 2 :  diarrhea

Origin of dysentery

Middle English dissenterie, from Latin dysenteria, from Greek, from dys- + enteron intestine — more at inter-


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with dysentery

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DYSENTERY Defined for Kids

dysentery

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noun dys·en·tery \ˈdi-sən-ˌter-ē\

Definition of dysentery for Students

  1. :  a disease marked especially by severe often bloody diarrhea




Medical Dictionary

dysentery

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noun dys·en·tery \ˈdis-ən-ˌter-ē\

Medical Definition of dysentery

plural dysenteries

  1. 1:  a disease characterized by severe diarrhea with passage of mucus and blood and usually caused by infection

  2. 2:  diarrhea





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