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bacillary dysentery

noun, Pathology.
Origin of bacillary dysentery
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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bacillary dysentery in Medicine

bacillary dysentery n.
Any of various severe infections of the colon caused by microorganisms, especially of the genus Shigella, that result in abdominal cramping, fever, and passage of blood-stained stools or of material consisting of blood and mucus.

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