Endamoebidae

plural noun
End·​amoe·​bi·​dae | \ ˌendəˈmēbəˌdē \

Definition of Endamoebidae

: a large family of endoparasitic amoebas (order Amoebina) that invade the digestive tract of vertebrates and invertebrates and are typically passed from host to host in a resistant cyst through the medium of contaminated food or drink — compare endamoeba , entamoeba

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History and Etymology for Endamoebidae

New Latin, from Endamoeba, type genus + -idae

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“Endamoebidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Endamoebidae. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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