amebic dysentery

noun Pathology.
a type of dysentery caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, characterized especially by ulceration of the large intestine.
Also called amebiasis, intestinal amebiasis, amebic colitis.


Origin:
1890–95

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amebic dysentery n.
Severe intestinal infection of humans caused by the ameba Entamoeba histolytica and resulting in diarrhea, cramping, fever, and ulceration of the colon.

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