Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[en-tuh-mee-buh] /ˌɛn təˈmi bə/

noun, plural entamebae
[en-tuh-mee-bee] /ˌɛn təˈmi bi/ (Show IPA), entamebas. Biology.
any protozoan of the genus Entamoeba, members of which are parasitic in vertebrates, including the human pathogens E. gingivalis, found in dental plaque, and E. histolytica, the cause of amebic dysentery.
noun (pl) -bae (-biː), -bas
any parasitic amoeba of the genus Entamoeba (or Endamoeba), esp E. histolytica, which lives in the intestines of man and causes amoebic dysentery

Entamoeba Entamoe·ba 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.

entameba en·ta·me·ba or en·ta·moe·ba (ěn’tə-mē’bə) or en·da·me·ba or en·da·moe·ba (ěn’də-)
A parasitic ameba of the genus Entamoeba.


Read Also:

  • Entangle

    [en-tang-guh l] /ɛnˈtæŋ gəl/ verb (used with object), entangled, entangling. 1. to make ; ensnarl; intertwine. 2. to involve in or as in a ; ensnare; enmesh: to be entangled by intrigue. 3. to involve in difficulties. 4. to confuse or perplex. /ɪnˈtæŋɡəl/ verb (transitive) 1. to catch or involve in or as if in […]

  • Entasia

    entasia en·ta·sia (ěn-tā’zhə, -zē-ə) or en·ta·sis (ěn’tə-sĭs) n. See tonic spasm.

  • Entasis

    [en-tuh-sis] /ˈɛn tə sɪs/ noun, Architecture. 1. a slight convexity given to a column or tower, as to correct an optical illusion. /ˈɛntəsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-siːz) 1. a slightly convex curve given to the shaft of a column, pier, or similar structure, to correct the illusion of concavity produced by a straight shaft 2. […]

  • Entebbe

    [en-teb-uh, -teb-ee] /ɛnˈtɛb ə, -ˈtɛb i/ noun 1. a town in S Uganda, on Lake Victoria: international airport. /ɛnˈtɛbɪ/ noun 1. a town in S Uganda, on Lake Victoria: British administrative centre of Uganda (1893–1958); international airport. Pop: 57 518 (2002 est)

Disclaimer: Entamoeba definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.