amebic dysentery


ame·bic dysentery

noun \ə-ˈmē-bik-\

Definition of AMEBIC DYSENTERY

:  acute human intestinal amebiasis caused by an amoeba (Entamoeba histolytica) and marked by dysentery, abdominal pain, and erosion of the intestinal wall

First Known Use of AMEBIC DYSENTERY

1883

amebic dysentery

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMEBIC DYSENTERY

: acute human intestinal amebiasis caused by a common ameba of the genus Entamoeba (E. histolytica) and marked by dysentery, abdominal pain, and erosion of the intestinal wall

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