Dientamoeba

noun
Di·​ent·​amoe·​ba | \ ˌdī-ˌent-ə-ˈmē-bə How to pronounce Dientamoeba (audio) \

Medical Definition of Dientamoeba

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Dientamoeba. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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