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shig•el•lo•sis



Pronunciation: (shig"u-lō'sis), [key]
n. Pathol.
an acute intestinal infection caused by a bacterium of the genus Shigella, esp. S. dysenteriae, common among children and characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Also called bacillary dysentery.

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