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noun Pathology.
  1. infection with Entamoeba histolytica or other pathogenic ameba.
  2. amebic dysentery.

Origin of amebiasis

First recorded in 1900–05; ameb(a) + -iasis
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amebiasis in Medicine


  1. An infection or disease caused by pathogenic amebas, especially Entamoeba histolytica.amebiosis amebism
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amebiasis in Science


  1. An infection or disease caused by amoebas, especially of the species Entamoeba histolytica, characterized by dysentery.
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