shigelloses

shigellosis

[shig-uh-loh-sis]
noun Pathology.
an acute intestinal infection caused by a bacterium of the genus Shigella, especially S. dysenteriae, common among children and characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Also called bacillary dysentery.


Origin:
1945–50; shigell(a) + -osis

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shigellosis shig·el·lo·sis (shĭg'ə-lō'sĭs)
n. pl. shig·el·lo·ses (-sēz)
Dysentery caused by any of various species of Shigella, occurring most frequently in areas where poor sanitation and malnutrition are prevalent and commonly affecting children and infants.

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