from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of amebic dysentery.
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- n. inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica; usually acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces; characterized by severe diarrhea
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Your amoebic dysentery correspondent is in bed, fully injected with emetine, having flown four hundred miles to Nairobi via Arusha from where the outfit is camped on the Serenea river on the far side of the Serengeti plain.
I had had amoebic dysentery with bleeding for four months-with a loss of fifty pounds weight.