An example of dysentery is when you get an infection in your intestines and you have uncontrollable diarrhea.
Origin of dysentery
- Middle English dissenterie from Old French from Latin dysenteria from Greek dusenteriā dus- dys- enteron intestine en in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French dissenterie, from Latin dysenteria, from Ancient Greek δυσεντερία (dusenteria), from δυσ- (dus-, “bad”) + ἔντερα (entera, “bowels”).