📌 dysentery 📚 🧬 Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ⚗

dysentery

  • 1 Dysentery — ICD 10 A03.9, A06.0, A07.9 ICD 9 004 …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Dysentery — Dys en*ter*y, n. [L. dysenteria, Gr. ?; dys ill, bad + ?, pl. ?, intestines, fr. ento s within, fr. ? in, akin to E. in: cf. F. dysenterie. See {Dys}, and {In}.] (Med.) A disease attended with inflammation and ulceration of the colon and rectum,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 dysentery — late 14c., dissenterie, from O.Fr. disentere (13c.), from L. dysenteria, from Gk. dysenteria, coined by Hippocrates, from dys bad, abnormal, difficult (see DYS (Cf. dys )) + entera intestines, bowels (see INTER (Cf. inter )). Related: Dysenteric …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 dysentery — is pronounced in BrE as three syllables, and in AmE as four syllables, with stress on the first in both cases …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 dysentery — ► NOUN ▪ a disease in which the intestines are infected, resulting in severe diarrhoea with blood and mucus in the faeces. ORIGIN Greek dusenteria, from dusenteros afflicted in the bowels …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 dysentery — [dis′ən ter΄ē] n. [ME dissenterie < OFr < L dysenteria < Gr < dys , DYS + enteron, pl. entera, bowels: see INTER ] any of various intestinal inflammations characterized by abdominal pain and frequent and intense diarrhea with bloody,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 dysentery — dysenteric, adj. /dis euhn ter ee/, n. 1. Pathol. an infectious disease marked by inflammation and ulceration of the lower part of the bowels, with diarrhea that becomes mucous and hemorrhagic. 2. diarrhea. [1350 1400; < ML dysenteria < Gk, equiv …

    Universalium

  • 8 dysentery — n. 1) to come down with dysentery 2) an attack of dysentery 3) amebic dysentery * * * amebic dysentery an attack of dysentery to come down withdysentery …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 Dysentery — Inflammation of the intestine, often with pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. It is usually caused by infestation of the bowel by an ameba. Dysentery can be fatal, usually due to severe dehydration. Treatment includes rapid rehydration, sometimes …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 dysentery — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, BM, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, abscess, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, anthrax, apnea,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 dysentery — n. an infection of the intestinal tract causing severe diarrhoea with blood and mucus. Amoebic dysentery (amoebiasis) is caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica and results in ulceration of the intestines and occasionally in the formation… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 12 dysentery —   Hī, kulu.    ♦ Bloody dysentery, hī koko.    ♦ A disease with characteristics of dysentery, ōku u, ōku u lepo hehe e.    ♦ Weak from dysentery, ōhemo …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 13 dysentery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ amoebic … OF DYSENTERY ▪ attack ▪ outbreak …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 dysentery — Gastric fever, or some other violent stomach disorder. Jehoram king of Judah died in agony from chronic dysentery (2 Chron. 21:18). Publius father suffered from the disease, common in Malta, and was healed by Paul (Acts 28:8) …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 15 dysentery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. flux; diarrhea; cramps; the grips, trots, or runs (sl.). See disease, excretion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. diarrhea, looseness, diarrheal infection, amebic dysentery, shigellosis, giardiasis, flux,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 dysentery — [[t]dɪ̱s(ə)ntri, AM teri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Dysentery is an infection in a person s intestines that causes them to pass a lot of waste, in which blood and mucus are mixed with the person s faeces …

    English dictionary

  • 17 dysentery — noun (plural teries) Etymology: Middle English dissenterie, from Latin dysenteria, from Greek, from dys + enteron intestine more at inter Date: 14th century 1. a disease characterized by severe diarrhea with passage of mucus and blood and usually …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 dysentery — noun /ˈdɪsɛntəɹi,ˈdɪsəntɹi/ A disease characterised by inflammation of the intestines, especially the colon (large intestine), accompanied by pus (white blood cells) in the feces, fever, pain in the abdomen, low volume of diarrhea, and possible… …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 Dysentery — Diarrhea produced by irritation of the bowels. Treated with Acacia, Adenanthera, Anacardium, Annona, Aristolochia, Bidens, Bixa, Brownea, Bursera, Cajanus, Casuarina, Cecropia, Celosia, Chrysobalanus, Chrysophyllum, Clitoria, Coccoloba, Cocos,… …

    EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • 20 dysentery — dys|en|te|ry [ˈdısəntəri US teri] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: dysenteria, from Greek, from dys bad + enteron bowels ] a serious disease of your ↑bowels that makes them ↑bleed and pass much more waste than usual …

    Dictionary of contemporary English