Origin of dysenteryMiddle English dissenterie from Old French from Classical Latin dysenteria from Classical Greek from dys-, dys- + enteron, plural entera, bowels: see inter-
An example of dysentery is when you get an infection in your intestines and you have uncontrollable diarrhea.
Origin of dysenteryMiddle English dissenterie from Old French from Latin dysenteria from Greek dusenteriā dus- dys- enteron intestine ; see en in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural dysenteries)
From Old French dissenterie, from Latin dysenteria, from Ancient Greek δυσεντερία (dusenteria), from δυσ- (dus-, “bad”) + ἔντερα (entera, “bowels”).
- Fever, dysentery and ophthalmia, chiefly due to exposure to heavy dews and cold nights, are prevalent.
- He died five days afterwards, either of dysentery or by violence.
- His old enemy dysentery soon found him out.
- Milder cases of malarial fever are apt to become dangerous from the complications of dysentery, bronchitis or pneumonia.
- Cholera occurs in the native city every summer, malarial fever exists and dysentery is apt to become chronic in spring and autumn on account of the sudden changes of temperature - a fall of 20° to 30° taking place in a few hours - and the moisture-laden atmosphere.