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Noun: amebic dysentery
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: amoebic dysentery)
  1. Inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica; usually acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces; characterized by severe diarrhea
    - amoebic dysentery

Derived forms: amebic dysenteries

Type of: amebiasis [N. Amer], amebiosis [N. Amer], amoebiasis, amoebiosis, dysentery

Encyclopedia: Amebic dysentery