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- (pathology) Inflammation of the intestines, especially the colon, characterised by pain in the abdomen, severe diarrhea and often with blood in the faeces.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Dys"en*ter*y (?), n. [L.
dysenteria, Gr. &?;; dys- 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.
&fist; When acute, dysentery is usually accompanied with
high fevers. It occurs epidemically, and is believed to be
communicable through the medium of the alvine discharges.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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