Entamoeba buccalis

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Ent·a·moe·ba buc·ca·'lis

former name for Entamoeba gingivalis.
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A genus of ameba, some of which are found in the human intestine or oral cavity.

Entamoeba buccalis

Entamoeba gingivalis.

Entamoeba coli

A species of ameba normally found in the human intestinal tract. This species is nonpathogenic to humans.

Entamoeba gingivalis

A nonpathogenic species of ameba that inhabits the mouth. Synonym: Entamoeba buccalis

Entamoeba hartmanni

A commensal species (one that does not cause disease). It lives in the colon.

Entamoeba histolytica

A pathogenic species of ameba, the cause of amebic dysentery and tropical liver abscess.

Entamoeba polecki

A species that is transmitted to humans primarily by contact with pigs. It inhabits the human colon.
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