Di·​ent·​amoe·​ba ˌdī-ˌent-ə-ˈmē-bə How to pronounce Dientamoeba (audio)
: a genus of amebic protozoans parasitic in the intestines of humans and monkeys that include one (D. fragilis) known to cause abdominal pain, anorexia, and loose stools in humans

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“Dientamoeba.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Dientamoeba. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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