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Pronunciation: dis'en-ter-e

Definition: A disease marked by frequent watery stools, often with blood and mucus, and characterized clinically by pain, tenesmus, fever, and dehydration.

[G. dysenteria, fr. dys-, bad, + entera, bowels]

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