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Hartmannella Hart·man·nel·la (härt'mə-něl'ə)
A free-living ameba commonly found in soil, sewage, and water and known to invade invertebrates such as snails, and oysters; it is considered to be a causative agent of primary amebic meningoencephalitis.

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