Definition of amebic dysentery in English:

amebic dysentery

Syllabification: a·me·bic dys·en·ter·y
Pronunciation: /əˌmēbik ˈdisənˌterē
 
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noun

  • Dysentery caused by infection of the intestines by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, mostly in warm climates, and spread by contaminated food and water.
    More example sentences
    • The danger of an amebic dysentery is involvement of the liver, and can lead to hepatitis, cysts and abscesses.
    • These are particularly helpful for treating amebic dysentery, as well as other bacterial forms of diarrhea.
    • The incubation period for amebic dysentery is usually 1-4 weeks, but may be shorter or substantially longer.

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