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entameba

or ent路a路moe路ba

[ en-tuh-mee-buh ]
/ 藢蓻n t蓹藞mi b蓹 /
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noun, plural ent路a路me路bae [en-tuh-mee-bee], /藢蓻n t蓹藞mi bi/, ent路a路me路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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Origin of entameba

From New Latin; see origin at ento-, ameba
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Medical definitions for entameba

entameba

n.
A parasitic ameba of the genus Entamoeba.
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