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Related to Entamoeba coli: Entamoeba gingivalis, Entamoeba histolytica, Endolimax nana, Giardia lamblia
nonpathogenic species of ameba that occurs in the large intestine of humans, other primates, dogs, and possibly pigs; often confused with Entamoeba histolytica, but distinguished by nuclear details and by the number of nuclei and the form of chromatoidals in the cyst.
a common nonpathogenic amebic parasite found in the intestines of humans and other mammals. It is similar to and sometimes confused with E. histolytica, the causal agent of amebic dysentery. However, E. coli organisms tend to be slightly larger, have more pseudopods, and be sluggish in movement.
Ent·a·moe·ba co·li(ent'ă-mē'bă kō'lī)
Nonpathogenic strain of the parasite that occurs in the human large intestine; often confused with E. histolytica.
A species of ameba normally found in the human intestinal tract. This species is nonpathogenic to humans.
See also: Entamoeba