amoebiasis

[am-uh-bahy-uh-sis]

noun Pathology.


amebiasis

or am·oe·bi·a·sis

[am-uh-bahy-uh-sis]

noun Pathology.

infection with Entamoeba histolytica or other pathogenic ameba.

Origin of amebiasis

First recorded in 1900–05; ameb(a) + -iasis
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British Dictionary definitions for amoebiasis

amoebiasis

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

infection, esp of the intestines, caused by the parasitic amoeba Endamoeba histolytica
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Medicine definitions for amoebiasis

amoebiasis

[ăm′ə-bīə-sĭs]

n.

Variant ofamebiasis

amebiasis

n.

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

amebiasis

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