or end·a·moe·ba

[ en-duh-mee-buh ]

noun,plural end·a·me·bae [en-duh-mee-bee], /ˌɛn dəˈmi bi/, end·a·me·bas.Biology.
  1. any protozoan of the genus Endamoeba, members of which are parasitic in the digestive tracts of various invertebrates, including cockroaches and termites.

Origin of endameba

<New Latin (1879); see end-, ameba

Other words from endameba

  • end·a·me·bic, end·a·moe·bic, adjective

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