a parasitic ameba in the human large intestines; trophozoites are usually 9-14 mcm in diameter; the cysts are usually 8-10 mcm in diameter, uninucleate and somewhat irregular in shape, with a thick wall and a large compact mass of glycogen that stains deeply with a solution of iodine; clinically recognizable amebiasis caused by this organism is rare, with symptoms resembling those of chronic disease caused by Entamoeba histolytica; it is also found in other primates and is the commonest ameba of pigs.
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I·o·da·moe·ba bütsch·li·i(ī-ōdă-mēbă bĕrtshē-ī)
An ameba associated with cases of intestinal ulceration. Trophozoites are characterized by a prominent glycogen vacuole.
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The species that may be found in humans. Their cysts may be mistaken for those of pathogenic amebae but have only one nucleus.
See also: Iodamoeba
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