Definition of entamoeba in English:

entamoeba

Syllabification: ent·a·moe·ba
Pronunciation: /ˌen(t)əˈmēbə
 
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(also entameba)

noun (plural entamoebae /-ˈmēbē/ or entamoebas)

An amoeba that typically lives harmlessly in the gut, though one kind can cause amoebic 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.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek entos 'within' + amoeba.

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