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or ent•a•moe•ba

(ˌɛn təˈmi bə)

n., pl. -bae (-bi)
any protozoan of the genus Entamoeba, members of which are parasitic in vertebrates, including the human pathogens E. gingivalis, found in dental plaque, and E. histolytica, the cause of amebic dysentery.
[1910–15; < New Latin; see ento-, ameba]
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Protozoan parasites: 1 Giardia lamblia 5.8 3 2 Cryptosporidium parvum 21 17 3 Cyclospora cayetanensis 0.7 0.7 4 Entameba coli 15.1 7.3 II.
In addition, all patients had stool examinations and indirect Haemagglutination test for Entameba histolytica.