[ en-tuh-mee-buh ]
/ ˌɛn təˈmi bə /
noun, plural ent·a·me·bae [en-tuh-mee-bee] /ˌɛn təˈmi bi/, ent·a·me·bas. Biology.
any protozoan of the genus Entamoeba, members of which are parasitic in vertebrates, including the human pathogens E. gingivalis, found in dental plaque, and E. histolytica, the cause of amebic dysentery.
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Medical definitions for entameba
A parasitic ameba of the genus Entamoeba.
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