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Definition of Naegleria fowleri

Naegleria fowleri: A protozoa that is a pathogenic free-living ameba. Infection with Naegleria fowleri causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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