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or end·a·moe·ba

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.
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Origin of endameba

< New Latin (1879); see end-, ameba
Related formsend·a·me·bic, end·a·moe·bic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for endamoeba

Historical Examples

  • The cultivation of Nyctotherus ovalis and Endamoeba blattae.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • Endamoeba blattae showed a decrease in infection rate when the cockroaches were maintained on high-fat and high-protein diets.

  • Some protozoan organisms in cockroaches in the Cairo, Egypt area, with special reference to Endamoeba histolytica.

  • Endamoeba histolytica and certain other protozoan organisms found in cockroaches in Cairo, Egypt.

  • The viability of Endamoeba histolytica cysts after passage through the cockroach.

British Dictionary definitions for endamoeba


US endameba

noun plural -bae (-biː) or -bas
  1. variants of entamoeba
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endamoeba in Medicine


  1. Variant ofentameba