Naegleria

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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