Amoebiasis



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infection with Entamoeba histolytica or other pathogenic .
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noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
infection, esp of the intestines, caused by the parasitic amoeba Endamoeba histolytica

amoebiasis am·oe·bi·a·sis (ām’ə-bī’ə-sĭs)
n.
Variant of amebiasis.

amebiasis am·e·bi·a·sis or amoebiasis (ām’ə-bī’ə-sĭs)
n.
An infection or disease caused by pathogenic amebas, especially Entamoeba histolytica. Also called amebiosis, amebism.
amebiasis also amoebiasis
(ām’ə-bī’ə-sĭs)
An infection or disease caused by amoebas, especially of the species Entamoeba histolytica, characterized by dysentery.

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