or end·a·moe·ba

[ en-duh-mee-buh ]
/ ˌɛn dəˈmi bə /

noun, plural end·a·me·bae [en-duh-mee-bee] /ˌɛn dəˈmi bi/, end·a·me·bas. Biology.

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
Related formsend·a·me·bic, end·a·moe·bic, adjective
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/ (ˌɛndəˈmiːbə) /

noun plural -bae (-biː) or -bas

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