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- adjective Of, or pertaining to, an
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- adjective pertaining to or resembling amoebae
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Then there's amebic dysentery, which can easily kill a man inside of 10 days.
She concentrated her research on the study of amebic dysentery as an instructor in bacteriology and parasitology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine from 1926 to 1929.
Over the next decade, she published extensively on amebic dysentery.
It brought with it the only known large-scale epidemic of amebic dysentery in a civilian population until that time.
I was encountering third world diseases in a first world hospital — I saw typhoid fever, amebic liver abscesses, brucellosis, and many acute illnesses in young people — not what most internists see in American hospitals.
During her investigative work on the epidemic, she lunched on hard-boiled eggs and boiled water, and did not contract amebic dysentery, as did many coworkers.
I had amebic dysentery and the allergic reaction to the food.
Paul Walton, the geologist, had come down with amebic dysentery while negotiating in Saudi Arabia in 1948.
In the 1950s, Dr. Albert Schweitzer used garlic to treat cholera, typhus, and amebic dysentery while working as a missionary in Africa.
It is still an extremely popular herb in China, and is used to treat amebic dysentery, yeast infections, and middle-ear infections.