entamoeba

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en·ta·moe·ba

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

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

entamoeba

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endamoeba

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entameba

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endameba

n, pl -bae (-biː) or -bas
(Animals) any parasitic amoeba of the genus Entamoeba (or Endamoeba), esp E. histolytica, which lives in the intestines of humans and causes amoebic dysentery
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El genero Entamoeba comprende varias especies, de las cuales, seis pueden habitar en el intestino grueso del hombre: Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba moshkovskii, Entamoeba polecki, Entamoeba coli y Entamoeba hartmanni.
Successful treatment of human Entamoeba polecki infection with metronidazole.
Los patogenos mas frecuentes fueron Enterobius vermicularis, Blastocystis hominis y Giardia lamblia y entre los considerados no patogenos, los mas frecuentes fueron las denominadas amebas comensales: Entamoeba polecki, Entamoeba hartmanni, Endolimax nana, Iodamoeba butschlii, Retortamonas intestinalis, Enteromona hominis y Entamoeba coli (cuadro 3).