a type of dysentery caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, characterized especially by ulceration of the large intestine.
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- amebic abscess,
- amebic colitis,
- amebic granuloma,
Origin of amebic dysentery
First recorded in 1890–95
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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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