amebic dysentery

noun ame·bic dysentery \ 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

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amebic dysentery

noun
variants: or amoebic dysentery

medical Definition of amebic dysentery

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

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