Naegleria

noun

Nae·​gle·​ria nā-ˈglir-ē-ə How to pronounce Naegleria (audio)
: a genus of diphasic amoeboid protozoans that are characterized by a predominate amoeboid 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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“Naegleria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Naegleria. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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