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.

Origin of amebiasis

First recorded in 1900–05; ameb(a) + -iasis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for amebiasis



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


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