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Definition of Ameba

Ameba: A single-celled, protozoan organism that constantly changes shape. Amebae can infect the bowels, causing diarrhea. They can also infect the liver, causing abscesses to form.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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