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Definition of the adjective amebic

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  1. pertaining to or resembling amoebae

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Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

amebic, adj. -ameba, -amoeba, suffixes meaning a ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

amebic, adj. amebiasis /am′ēbī ′′əsis/, an infection of the intestine or liver by pathogenic amebae, particularly Entamoeba histolytica, acquired by ingesting fecally contaminated food or water.

Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

(USA: amebic). See also amoebic. amoebiasis (human/veterinary parasitology) An infection caused by the genus Amoeba or related genera, especially in the intestine with Entamoeba histolytica. Saprophytic amoebae (USA: amebas) also ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Synonyms Amebic dysentery; Infection with Entamoeba histolytica Definition Although Entamoeba histolytica is an intestinal parasite, which can be found worldwide, infections primarily occur in tropical regions. Contagious cysts are shed in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

There are two types: amebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery (shigellosis). Both diseases are spread from ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

amebic Invertebrate Zoology. 1. being an ameba, or related to the ame- bas. 2. of or like an ameba, especially in reference to its shape or movement. Medicine, describing a disease or condition caused by amebas. Thus ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

SYN: amebic dysentery; amebic colitis. SEE: amoebapore; cyst; dysentery. ETIOLOGY: Amebiasis is acquired by ingesting contaminated food or drink that contains E. histolytica cysts, which gastric acid does not destroy. The cysts enter the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science (2007)

by Bruce C. Wyman, L. Harold Stevenson

amebic dysentery exist. John Muir, naturalist and first president of the sierra club, is credited with establishing this philosophy in the early part of the 20th century. Compare utilitarian conservation. See muir, john. alum Aluminum sulfate, used ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3E1B3I1C3

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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