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or end•a•moe•ba

(ˌɛn dəˈmi bə)

n., pl. -bae (-bi)
any protozoan of the genus Endamoeba, members of which are parasitic in the digestive tracts of various invertebrates, including cockroaches and termites.
[< New Latin (1879)]
end`a•me′bic, adj.
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Noun1.endameba - any ameba of the genus Endamoeba
ameba, amoeba - naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
Endamoeba histolytica - the parasitic ameba that causes amebic dysentery in human beings
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Bass and others state that endameba buccalis was found in the mouths of 95 and even 100 percent of all adults examined.