amoebiasis

noun

am·​oe·​bi·​a·​sis

variant spelling of amebiasis

: infection with or disease caused by amoebas (especially Entamoeba histolytica)

Examples of amoebiasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Larson herself had contracted a host of illnesses—dengue fever, hepatitis E, amoebiasis, giardiasis, eosinophilic meningitis, and cerebral malaria—and wanted to move closer to her father. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, 12 June 2021 Other parasitic diseases with a huge public health impact include amoebiasis (which kills 100,000 per year), leishmaniasis (60,000), and schistosomiasis (20,000). Emily Elert, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2011

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“Amoebiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amoebiasis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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