dysentery

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

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 and Etymology of dysentery

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


First Known Use: 14th century


DYSENTERY Defined for English Language Learners

dysentery

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

Definition of dysentery for English Language Learners

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


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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