Iodamoeba

noun

Iod·​amoe·​ba (ˌ)ī-ˌōd-ə-ˈmē-bə How to pronounce Iodamoeba (audio)
: a genus of amoebas including one (I. butschlii) commensal in the intestine of mammals including humans and distinguished by uninucleate cysts containing a large glycogen vacuole that stains characteristically with iodine

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“Iodamoeba.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Iodamoeba. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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