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entameba

[en-tuh-mee-buh] /ˌɛn təˈmi bə/
noun, plural entamebae
[en-tuh-mee-bee] /ˌɛn təˈmi bi/ (Show IPA),
entamebas. Biology
1.
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.
Also, entamoeba.
Compare endameba.
Origin
< Neo-Latin; see ento-, ameba
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British Dictionary definitions for entameba

entamoeba

/ˌɛntəˈmiːbə/
noun (pl) -bae (-biː), -bas
1.
any parasitic amoeba of the genus Entamoeba (or Endamoeba), esp E. histolytica, which lives in the intestines of man and causes amoebic dysentery
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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-)
n.
A parasitic ameba of the genus Entamoeba.

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