noun (plural entamebae /-ˈmēbē/ or entamebas)
An ameba that typically lives harmlessly in the gut, though one kind can cause amebic dysentery.
- Genus Entamoeba, phylum Rhizopoda, kingdom Protista
More example sentences
- It occurs when a person eats or swallows something that has been infected with the entamoeba histolytica parasite.
- This is then viewed under a microscope to look for the entamoeba histolytica parasite.
- The causative organism responsible for the disease is entamoeba histolytica which exists in the human colon in two forms: motile trophozoile; and non-motile cyst.
modern Latin, from Greek entos 'within' + ameba.
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