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Naegleria

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noun Nae·gle·ria \ nā-ˈglir-ē-ə \

medical Definition of Naegleria

:a genus of diphasic ameboid protozoans that are characterized by a predominate ameboid stage and a minute flagellate stage with two flagella, that occur especially in stagnant water and are often coprozoic, and that include one (N. fowleri) causing meningoencephalitis in humans

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