amebiasis

noun

am·​e·​bi·​a·​sis ˌa-mi-ˈbī-ə-səs How to pronounce amebiasis (audio)
variants or amoebiasis
plural amebiases ˌa-mi-ˈbī-ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce amebiasis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by amoebas (especially Entamoeba histolytica)

Examples of amebiasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other possible causes include necrotizing fasciitis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, anogenital cutaneous amebiasis, cancer, or a belt sander. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amebiasis was in 1903

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“Amebiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amebiasis. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

amebiasis

noun
am·​e·​bi·​a·​sis ˌam-i-ˈbī-ə-səs How to pronounce amebiasis (audio)
plural amebiases -ˈbī-ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce amebiasis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by amoebas

Medical Definition

amebiasis

noun
am·​e·​bi·​a·​sis
variants or amoebiasis
plural amebiases -ˌsēz How to pronounce amebiasis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by amoebas (especially Entamoeba histolytica)
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