Meaning of dysentery

dys•en•ter•y

Pronunciation: (dis'un-ter"ē), [key]
— n.
  1. an infectious disease marked by inflammation and ulceration of the lower part of the bowels, with diarrhea that becomes mucous and hemorrhagic.
  2. diarrhea.
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