Amebic abscess



amebic abscess

amebic abscess n.
An abscess in the liver or other organ, containing amebas and usually following amebic dysentery. Also called tropical abscess.

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  • Amebic

    of, relating to, or resembling an . characterized by or due to the presence of , as certain diseases. amebic a·me·bic or amoebic (ə-mē’bĭk) adj. Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.

  • Amebic colitis

    a type of dysentery caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, characterized especially by ulceration of the large intestine. amebic colitis n. Inflammation of colon in amebiasis. amebic dysentery n. Severe intestinal infection of humans caused by the ameba Entamoeba histolytica and resulting in diarrhea, cramping, fever, and ulceration of the colon.



  • Amebic dysentery

    a type of dysentery caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, characterized especially by ulceration of the large intestine. amebic dysentery n. Severe intestinal infection of humans caused by the ameba Entamoeba histolytica and resulting in diarrhea, cramping, fever, and ulceration of the colon.

  • Amebic granuloma

    amebic granuloma amebic granuloma n. See ameboma.



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