Origin of dysentery
Examples from the Web for dysentery
In the 18th century, German immigrants coming to Pennsylvania boarded ships plagued with typhus, dysentery, smallpox, and scurvy.
I got drunk, sunstroke, and dysentery,” laughs Robert, “but I also got the girl.
She ended up in prison on the island of Saipan where she either was executed or died of dysentery.8 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Aviator Amelia Earhart’s Demise|Jake Heller|March 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At last, 17 days after he left his summer palace, His Holiness, seriously ill with dysentery, crossed the Indian border.
They inhabit the intestine of man and animals, and cause, in some instances, dysentery.More Science From an Easy Chair|Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The most common diseases are dysentery, intermittent fever, and heart and liver complaints.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
This man declared that the count was suffering from an attack of dysentery, and made him drink a potion which he prepared at once.The Indian Chief|Gustave Aimard
More cattle were killed, but beef without other food did not satisfy the hungry, and the epidemic of dysentery grew worse.The Story of the Mormons|William Alexander Linn
A bullet for one, shrapnel for another, dysentery for a third, a bayonet or death from weakness and starvation.At Suvla Bay|John Hargrave
British Dictionary definitions for dysentery
Word Origin for dysentery
Word Origin and History for dysentery
late 14c., dissenterie, from Old French disentere (13c.), from Latin dysenteria, from Greek dysenteria, coined by Hippocrates, from dys- "bad, abnormal, difficult" (see dys-) + entera "intestines, bowels" (see inter-). Related: Dysenteric.