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, in the meaning defined above

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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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