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amebic dysentery

noun, Pathology.
a type of dysentery caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, characterized especially by ulceration of the large intestine.
Also called amebiasis, intestinal amebiasis, amebic colitis.
Origin of amebic dysentery
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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amebic dysentery in Medicine

amebic dysentery n.
Severe intestinal infection of humans caused by the ameba Entamoeba histolytica and resulting in diarrhea, cramping, fever, and ulceration of the colon.

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