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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

(ˌɛntəˈmiːbə) ,

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