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entamoeba

endamoeba, US entameba or US endameba

/ (ˌɛntəˈmiːbə) /
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noun plural -bae (-biː) or -bas

any parasitic amoeba of the genus Entamoeba (or Endamoeba), esp E. histolytica, which lives in the intestines of man and causes amoebic dysentery

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Medical definitions for entamoeba

Entamoeba

n.

A genus of amebas whose members are parasitic in the cecum and large bowel of humans and many mammals and birds. E. histolytica, the only distinct pathogen of the genus, causes amebic dysentery and hepatic amebiasis.
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