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endameba

or end·a·moe·ba

[en-duh-mee-buh]
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noun, plural end·a·me·bae [en-duh-mee-bee] /ˌɛn dəˈmi bi/, end·a·me·bas. Biology.
  1. any protozoan of the genus Endamoeba, members of which are parasitic in the digestive tracts of various invertebrates, including cockroaches and termites.

Origin of endameba

< New Latin (1879); see end-, ameba
Related formsend·a·me·bic, end·a·moe·bic, adjective
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endameba in Medicine

endameba

n.
  1. Variant ofentameba