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      n   infection of the intestine with bacteria or amoebae, marked chiefly by severe diarrhoea with the passage of mucus and blood  
     (C14: via Latin from Greek dusenteria, from dusentera, literally: bad bowels, from dys- + enteron intestine)  
  dysenteric      adj  

amoebic dysentery  
      n   inflammation of the intestines caused by the parasitic amoeba Endamoeba histolytica  
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