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also am·oe·bi·a·sis  (ăm′ə-bī′ə-sĭs)
An acute disease caused by ingesting substances contaminated with the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica, typically characterized by diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain, and sometimes affecting organs other than the intestines, such as the liver.


the usual US spelling of amoebiasis


(ˌæm əˈbaɪ ə sɪs)

1. infection with a pathogenic ameba.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amebiasis - infection by a disease-causing amebaamebiasis - infection by a disease-causing ameba
amebic dysentery, amoebic dysentery - inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica; usually acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces; characterized by severe diarrhea
protozoal infection - any infection caused by a protozoan


n. amebiasis, estado infeccioso causado por amebas.


n amebiasis or amibiasis f
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In addition, the US market sales for Metronidazole Tablets, which is used in the treatment of trichomoniasis, asymptomatic consorts, amebiasis and a variety of anaerobic bacterial infections, were about USD51m for the 12 months ended 31 January 2016.
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