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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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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  • noun Alternative spelling of entameba.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Entamoeba, genus name : ent(o)– + amoeba.]

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