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

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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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