amebiasis

or am·oe·bi·a·sis

[ am-uh-bahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˌæm əˈbaɪ ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

infection with Entamoeba histolytica or other pathogenic ameba.

Nearby words

  1. amd,
  2. amdg,
  3. amdt.,
  4. ame damnee,
  5. ameba,
  6. amebic,
  7. amebic abscess,
  8. amebic colitis,
  9. amebic dysentery,
  10. amebic granuloma

Origin of amebiasis

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

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Medicine definitions for amebiasis

amebiasis

n.

An infection or disease caused by pathogenic amebas, especially Entamoeba histolytica.amebiosis amebism

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Science definitions for amebiasis

amebiasis

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