Definition of dysentery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɪsəntri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪsənteri//
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an infection of the bowels that causes severe diarrhoea with loss of blood Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French dissenterie, or via Latin from Greek dusenteria, from dusenteros ‘afflicted in the bowels’, from dus- ‘bad’ + entera ‘bowels’.
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