amebic dysentery


noun Pathology.

a type of dysentery caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, characterized especially by ulceration of the large intestine.

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Also called amebiasis, intestinal amebiasis, amebic colitis.

Origin of amebic dysentery

First recorded in 1890–95
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Medical definitions for amebic colitis (1 of 2)

amebic colitis

n.

Inflammation of the colon in amebiasis.

Medical definitions for amebic colitis (2 of 2)

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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