amoebic dysentery


amoebic dysentery
n.

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  • amoebic dysentery — n. alt. sp. of AMEBIC DYSENTERY …   English World dictionary

  • amoebic dysentery — noun inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica; usually acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces; characterized by severe diarrhea • Syn: ↑amebic dysentery • Hypernyms: ↑amebiasis, ↑amoebiasis, ↑amebiosis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • amoebic dysentery — /əˌmibɪk ˈdɪsəntri/ (say uh.meebik disuhntree) noun a variety of dysentery whose causative agent is a protozoan, Endamoeba histolytica, characterised especially by intestinal ulceration. Usage: For spelling variation see oe …   Australian English dictionary

  • amoebic dysentery — UK / US noun [uncountable] medical a serious disease caused by an amoeba that affects your bowels and makes you go to the toilet very frequently and become very weak …   English dictionary

  • Dysentery — ICD 10 A03.9, A06.0, A07.9 ICD 9 004 …   Wikipedia

  • Dysentery — Inflammation of the intestine, often with pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. It is usually caused by infestation of the bowel by an ameba. Dysentery can be fatal, usually due to severe dehydration. Treatment includes rapid rehydration, sometimes …   Medical dictionary

  • dysentery — n. an infection of the intestinal tract causing severe diarrhoea with blood and mucus. Amoebic dysentery (amoebiasis) is caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica and results in ulceration of the intestines and occasionally in the formation… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • amoebic — adjective pertaining to or resembling amoebae amoebic dysentery • Syn: ↑amebic, ↑amoeban, ↑ameban, ↑amoebous, ↑amebous • Pertains to noun: ↑amoeba ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • dysentery — dysenteric, adj. /dis euhn ter ee/, n. 1. Pathol. an infectious disease marked by inflammation and ulceration of the lower part of the bowels, with diarrhea that becomes mucous and hemorrhagic. 2. diarrhea. [1350 1400; < ML dysenteria < Gk, equiv …   Universalium

  • amoebic — adj. Amoebic is used with these nouns: ↑dysentery …   Collocations dictionary


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