dysenteric

adjective

dys·​en·​ter·​ic ˌdi-sᵊn-ˈter-ik How to pronounce dysenteric (audio)
: of or relating to dysentery

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Late Latin dysentericus (Latin dysentericī "sufferers from dysentery"), borrowed from Greek dysenterikós, from dysentería dysentery + -ikos -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dysenteric was in 1727

Dictionary Entries Near dysenteric

Dysdercus

dysenteric

dysentery

Cite this Entry

“Dysenteric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dysenteric. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

dysenteric

adjective
dys·​en·​ter·​ic ˌdis-ᵊn-ˈter-ik How to pronounce dysenteric (audio)
: of or relating to dysentery
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