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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.]
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(ˌɛntəˈmiːbə) ,






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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Stanley Jr., "Transcriptomic comparison of two Entamoeba histolytica strains with defined virulence phenotypes identifies new virulence factor candidates and key differences in the expression patterns of cysteine proteases, lectin light chains, and calmodulin," Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, vol.
Amebiasis, caused by the intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica, has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 500 million cases of symptomatic disease, and 40.000-110.000 deaths annually.
Second, the pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica could not be differentiated from the non-pathogenic Entamoeba dispar since microscopy alone was the method of laboratory diagnosis.
[1,7] The common etiological agents for liver abscess are Entamoeba histolytica (amoebic) and various bacterias (pyogenic).
Kikuchi Fujimoto disease secondary to Entamoeba histolytica: case report.
Stored serum for 39 MBPs was purposively selected based on Entamoeba histolytica infections and other microbial infections as well as maternal HIV statuses results based on the outcome of the screening process of this study.
Amebiasis is a worldwide infectious disease caused by a potent protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. (1) It has significantly higher prevalence rates in developing countries that have poorer socioeconomic conditions and sanitation levels.
Among their topics are high-throughput screenings: new breeze in anti-Trypanosoma cruzi drug discovery, protein glycosylation in Trypanosoma cruzi and strategies based on mass spectrometry for characterizing glycans and glycoproteins, omics approaches for understanding gene expression in Leishmania: clues for tackling Leishmaniasis, Entamoeba histolytica: from high-throughput technology to new drugs, and gene silencing and therapeutic targets against Acanthamoeba infections.
Virulence and virulence factors in Entamoeba histolytica, the agent of human amoebiasis.
Mesleki olarak en buyuk risk olusturan barsak protozoonlari; Cryptosporidium, Isospora, Entamoeba histolytica ve Giardia intestinalis'tir (22).