bacillary dysentery

bacillary dysentery
an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains
Syn: ↑shigellosis
Hypernyms: ↑dysentery

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bacillary dysentery,
a disease caused by a bacillus; shigellosis. It is a form of dysentery.

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