Entameba

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Entameba

any ameba of the genus Entamoeba.

Entameba

a genus of amebas parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates. Member of the family Endamoebidae.

Entameba bovis
found in cattle; nonpathogenic.
Entameba bubalis
an ameba with a single nucleus in the cysts in its trophozoite.
Entameba canibuccalis (syn. Entameba gingivalis)
in the mouth of cats, dogs, humans and primates; nonpathogenic.
Entameba caviae
found in guinea pigs; nonpathogenic.
Entameba coli
a nonpathogenic form found in the intestinal tract of humans. Its importance is that it may be confused with the pathogenic E. histolytica.
Entameba cuniculi
found in large bowel of rabbits.
Entameba equi
found in horses.
Entameba equibuccalis
nonpathogenic; found in the mouths of horses.
Entameba gedoelsti
found in horse large intestine; nonpathogenic.
Entameba hartmanni
found in large intestine of humans and the colons of dogs; nonpathogenic.
Entameba histolytica
a species causing amebic dysentery and abscess of the liver in humans. Found also in monkey, dog, cat, rat, pig.
Entameba invadens
cause of entamebiasis in reptiles. See amebiasis.
Entameba moshkovskii
found in sewage. Resembles E. histolytica.
Entameba muris
found in large intestine of rats and mice; nonpathogenic.
Entameba ovis
found in sheep.
Entameba ranarum
found in tadpoles.
Entameba suigingivalis
found in the mouths of pigs.
Entameba suis
found in swine.
Entameba wenyoni
an entameba with eight-nucleated cysts in the trophozoite.
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