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or entamoeba

[en-tuh-mee-buh] /ˌɛn təˈmi bə/
noun, plural entamebae
[en-tuh-mee-bee] /ˌɛn təˈmi bi/ (Show IPA),
entamebas. Biology.
any protozoan of the genus Entamoeba, members of which are parasitic in vertebrates, including the human pathogens E. gingivalis, found in dental plaque, and E. histolytica, the cause of amebic dysentery.
Compare endameba.
Origin of entameba
< New Latin; see ento-, ameba Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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entameba in Medicine

entameba en·ta·me·ba or en·ta·moe·ba (ěn'tə-mē'bə) or en·da·me·ba or en·da·moe·ba (ěn'də-)
A parasitic ameba of the genus Entamoeba.

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