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Meaning of shigellosis

shig•el•lo•sis

Pronunciation: (shig"u-lō'sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an acute intestinal infection caused by a bacterium of the genus Shigella, esp. S. dysenteriae, common among children and characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Also called
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