Entamoeba

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Entamoeba

 [en″tah-me´bah]
a genus of amebas parasitic in invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans. E. co´li and E. gingiva´lis are nonpathogenic forms found in the human intestine and mouth. E. histoly´tica causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses.

Entamoeba

(ent'ă-mē'bă),
A genus of ameba parasitic in the oral cavity, cecum, and large bowel of humans and other primates and in many domestic and wild mammals and birds; with the exception of Entamoeba histolytica, members of the genus appear to be relatively harmless inhabitants of the host.
[G. entos, within + amoibē, change]

entamoeba

(ĕn′tə-mē′bə)
n. pl. entamoe·bas or entamoe·bae (-bē)
Any of several parasitic amoebas of the genus Entamoeba, especially E. histolytica, causing dysentery and ulceration of the colon and liver.

Ent·a·moe·ba

(ent'ă-mē'bă)
A genus of ameba parasitic in the oral cavity, cecum, and large bowel of humans and other primates and in many domestic and wild mammals and birds; with the exception of E. histolytica, members of the genus appear to be relatively harmless inhabitants of the host. usage note Often spelled incorrectly as Entameba.
[G. entos, within + amoibē, change]

Entamoeba

a group at one time considered to be a genus of Protozoa. Members of this group are, in more modern classifications, given kingdom-equivalent status. See CLASSIFICATION. Most forms are parasites/ commensals, but one, E. mashkovskii, is free-living on sewage.