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Meaning of AMOEBIC DYSENTERY

Pronunciation:  u'meebik 'disun`teree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica; usually acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces; characterized by severe diarrhea
 
 Synonyms: amebic dysentery
 
 See Also: amebiasis, amebiosis, amoebiasis, amoebiosis, dysentery

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A disease caused by the parasitic amoeba Entamoeba histolytica. Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and ulcers (especially in the colon).
 

 

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