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amebiasis

noun am·e·bi·a·sis \ˌa-mi-ˈbī-ə-səs\

Definition of amebiasis

plural amebiasesplay \-ˌsēz\

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



Variants of amebiasis

or amoebiasis 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 amebiases \-ˌsēz\play

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



Variants of amebiasis

or amoebiasis \ˌam-i-ˈbī-ə-səs\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "amebiasis"


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