Shigella boydii Shigella boy·di·i (boi’dē-ī’)
A bacterium present in a low proportion of cases of bacillary dysentery.
- Shigella dysenteriae
Shigella dysenteriae Shigella dys·en·ter·i·ae (dĭs’ən-těr’ē-ē’) n. Shiga-Kruse bacillus.
- Shigella flexneri
Shigella flexneri Shigella flex·ner·i (flěks-něr’ī) n. Flexner’s bacillus.
noun, Pathology. 1. 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. 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 […]
from the verb shagah, “to reel about through drink,” occurs in the title of Ps. 7. The plural form, shigionoth, is found in Hab. 3:1. The word denotes a lyrical poem composed under strong mental emotion; a song of impassioned imagination accompanied with suitable music; a dithyrambic ode.