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amebic dysentery

noun, Pathology
1.
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
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • But then an individual was misdiagnosed as having amebic dysentery, a parasitic infection.
amebic dysentery in Medicine

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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