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.

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