entamoeba

noun
ent·amoe·ba | \ˌen-tə-ˈmē-bə \

Definition of entamoeba 

: any of a genus (Entamoeba) of amoebas parasitic in vertebrates and including one (E. histolytica) that causes amebic dysentery in humans

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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entamoeba

noun
ent·amoe·ba | \ˌent-ə-ˈmē-bə, ˈent-ə-ˌ\

Medical Definition of entamoeba 

1 capitalized : a genus of ameboid protozoans (order Amoebida) that are parasitic in the vertebrate digestive tract and especially in the intestines and that include the causative agent (E. histolytica) of amebic dysentery — see endamoeba

2 also entameba

entamoebas plural or entamoebae\-(ˌ)bē \ : any protozoan of the genus Entamoeba

Other Words from entamoeba

entamoebic also entamebic \-bik \ adjective

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