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entamoeba

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noun ent·amoe·ba \ˌen-tə-ˈmē-bə\

Definition of entamoeba

  1. :  any of a genus (Entamoeba) of amoebas parasitic in vertebrates and including one (E. histolytica) that causes amebic dysentery in humans



Origin of entamoeba

New Latin


First Known Use: 1914

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