inflammation of the intestines caused by the parasitic amoeba Endamoeba histolytica
Among the well-known human diseases of protozoan origin are malaria, amoebic dysentery, and sleeping-sickness.
American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Jane A. Delano
The chief cause of amoebic dysentery in the Philippines has undoubtedly been infected drinking water.
The Philippines: Past and Present (Volume 1 of 2) Dean Conant Worcester
And I got amoebic dysentery in Louisiana, and got very sick.
Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
. a migratory, ameboid cell found in many invertebrates that functions in excretion, assimilation, etc. noun any cell having properties similar to an amoeba, such as shape, mobility, and ability to engulf particles amoebocyte a·moe·bo·cyte (ə-mē’bə-sīt’) n. Variant of amebocyte. amebocyte a·me·bo·cyte or a·moe·bo·cyte (ə-mē’bə-sīt’) n. An ameboid cell, such as a white blood cell. […]
. resembling or related to . Historical Examples amoeboid: applied to movements similar to those of an amoeba. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith He was, we think, wrong in adhering to the belief that the movements of aggregated masses are of an amoeboid nature. More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II […]
(among members of certain Southeast Asian cultures) a psychic disturbance characterized by depression followed by a manic urge to murder. . run / go amok. (def 3). Contemporary Examples They had her give the weather update, and even let her mangle the word “amok.” The 6 Craziest Carrie Prejean Moments The Daily Beast Video November […]
(among members of certain Southeast Asian cultures) a psychic disturbance characterized by depression followed by a manic urge to murder. . run / go amok. (def 3). noun a state of murderous frenzy, originally observed among Malays adverb run amok, to run about with or as if with a frenzied desire to kill adv. in […]