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amoebic also: (in American English also) amebic
American English: /əˈmibɪk/British English: /əˈmiːbɪk/

Translation of amoebic in Spanish:

adjective

  • amébico
    Example sentences
    • Fever is the presenting symptom in 10 to 15 percent of patients, and therefore amebic abscess should be considered in patients with a fever of unknown origin.
    • Elsewhere, amoebic abscesses are more common, and, worldwide, amoebae are the commonest cause.
    • If you develop an amoebic liver abscess and have not responded well to antibiotic treatment after seven days, or there is a high risk that the abscess may rupture, your doctor may suggest a small operation to drain the abscess.

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