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Meaning of DYSENTERY

Pronunciation:  'disun`teree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea

DYSENTERY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: amebic dysentery, amoebic dysentery, bacillary dysentery, diarrhea, diarrhoea, infectious disease, looseness of the bowels, shigellosis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dys"en*ter*y\, n. [L. dysenteria, Gr. ?; ? ill, bad +
?, pl. ?, intestines, fr. 'ento`s within, fr. ? in, akin to
E. in: cf. F. dysenterie. See {Dys}, and {In}.] (Med.)
A disease attended with inflammation and ulceration of the
colon and rectum, and characterized by griping pains,
constant desire to evacuate the bowels, and the discharge of
mucus and blood.

Note: When acute, dysentery is usually accompanied with high
      fevers. It occurs epidemically, and is believed to be
      communicable through the medium of the alvine

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: infectious disease of the colon. Symptoms include bloody, mucus-filled diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and loss of fluids from the body.
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