dysentery

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

Definition of dysentery

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

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Origin and Etymology of dysentery

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


DYSENTERY Defined for English Language Learners

dysentery

noun

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

noun dys·en·tery \ ˈdi-sᵊn-ˌter-ē \

Definition of dysentery for Students

:a disease marked especially by severe often bloody diarrhea

Medical Dictionary

dysentery

noun dys·en·tery \ ˈdis-ᵊn-ˌter-ē \

medical Definition of dysentery

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


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