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”).
dysentery - Medical Definition
- 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.
- The only other disease to which reference need be made here is dysentery, which sometimes breaks out after the long confinement bees are compelled to undergo during severe winters.
- Milder cases of malarial fever are apt to become dangerous from the complications of dysentery, bronchitis or pneumonia.