Definition of amoebiasis in English:


Line breaks: amoeb|ia¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌamiːˈbʌɪəsɪs
(US also amebiasis)


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


early 20th century: from amoeba + -asis.

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