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

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

plural dys·en·ter·ies

Full Definition of DYSENTERY

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


Middle English dissenterie, from Latin dysenteria, from Greek, from dys- + enteron intestine — more at inter-
First Known Use: 14th century

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DYSENTERY Defined for Kids


noun dys·en·tery \ˈdi-sən-ˌter-ē\

Definition of DYSENTERY for Kids

:  a disease marked especially by severe often bloody diarrhea
Medical Dictionary


noun dys·en·tery \ˈdis-ən-ˌter-ē\
plural dys·en·ter·ies

Medical Definition of DYSENTERY

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


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