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  • The dysentery, a disease in which the flux or discharge from the bowels has a mixture of blood.

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  • noun archaic dysentery


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  • A copious and morbid or excessive discharge of the bowels. spec. An early name for dysentery; also red flux, flux of blood. See also flux.

    February 23, 2007