Definition of amoebic dysentery in English:

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amoebic dysentery

Pronunciation: /əˌmēbik ˈdis(ə)nterē/
(also amebic dysentery)

noun

Dysentery caused by infection of the intestines by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, mostly in warm climates, and spread by contaminated food and water.
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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Syllabification: a·moe·bic dys·en·ter·y

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