shigellosis

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noun shig·el·lo·sis \ˌshi-gə-ˈlō-səs\

Definition of shigellosis

plural

shigelloses

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  1. :  dysentery caused by shigellae

Origin and Etymology of shigellosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1944


Medical Dictionary

shigellosis

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noun shig·el·lo·sis \ˌshig-ə-ˈlō-səs\

Medical Definition of shigellosis

plural

shigelloses

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  1. :  infection with or dysentery caused by bacteria of the genus Shigella


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