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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several parasitic amoebas of the genus Entamoeba, especially E. histolytica, causing dysentery and ulceration of the colon and liver.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of entameba.

Etymologies

New Latin Entamoeba, genus name : ent(o)- + amoeba.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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