Dysentery is defined as a severe intestinal infection that causes diarrhea which sometimes has blood and mucus in it.(noun)
An example of dysentery is when you get an infection in your intestines and you have uncontrollable diarrhea.
See dysentery in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME dissenterie < OFr < L dysenteria < Gr < dys-, dys- + enteron, pl. entera, bowels: see inter-
See dysentery in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English dissenterie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin dysenteria
Origin: , from Greek dusenteriā
Origin: : dus-, dys-
Origin: + enteron, intestine; see en in Indo-European roots.
Learn more about dysentery