Definition of amoebiasis in English:

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amoebiasis

Pronunciation: /ˌamiːˈbʌɪəsɪs/
(US also amebiasis)

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Infection with amoebas, especially as causing dysentery.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Early 20th century: from amoeba + -asis.

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