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amebiasis

noun am·e·bi·a·sis \ˌa-mi-ˈbī-ə-səs\

Definition of amebiasis

plural am·e·bi·a·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  infection with or disease caused by amoebas (especially Entamoeba histolytica)



Variants of amebiasis

or am·oe·bi·a·sis play \ˌa-mi-ˈbī-ə-səs\

Origin of amebiasis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1903


Medical Dictionary

amebiasis

noun am·e·bi·a·sis

Medical Definition of amebiasis

plural am·e·bi·a·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  infection with or disease caused by amebas (especially Entamoeba histolytica)



Variants of amebiasis

or chiefly British am·oe·bi·a·sis \ˌam-i-ˈbī-ə-səs\play

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