(US also amebiasis)
noun[mass noun] Medicine
Infection with amoebas, especially as causing dysentery.
- If children have been living or holidaying in poorer countries causes such as amoebiasis or worm infections should be considered.
- Around one in ten people who are infected with amoebiasis become ill from the disease.
- Once he had recovered from a serious bout of amoebiasis he re-established himself as a singlehanded doctor.
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