amoebiasis


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am·oe·bi·a·sis

 (ăm′ə-bī′ə-sĭs)
n.
Variant of amebiasis.

amoebiasis

(ˌæmɪˈbaɪəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Pathology) infection, esp of the intestines, caused by the parasitic amoeba Endamoeba histolytica

am•e•bi•a•sis

(ˌæm əˈbaɪ ə sɪs)

n.
1. infection with a pathogenic ameba.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amoebiasis - infection by a disease-causing amebaamoebiasis - 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
Translations

amoebiasis

[ˌæmɪˈbaɪəsɪs] n (amoebiases (pl)) [ˌæmɪˈbaɪəˌsiːz]amebiasi f

amoebiasis

n amebiasis or amibiasis f
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Although these figures do not get the same public attention, WHO reports that well over 20 per cent of the Earth's more than five billion people are sick or malnourished at a given time, with the ten leading maladies being: Hepatitis B, 2 billion; Tuberculosis, 1.7 billion; Anemia, 1.5 billion; Hookworm (ancylostomiasis), 700-900 million; Roundworm (ascariasis), 700 million; Diarrheal diseases (amoebiasis and giardiasis), 680 million; Whipworm (trichuriasis), 500 million; Malaria, 270 million; Iodine deficiency, 200 million; and Schistosomiasis (parasitic infection), 200 million.
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