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Definition of Amebic dysentery

Amebic dysentery: Inflammation of the intestine due to infection with the ameba Entamoeba histolytica. Amebic dysentery can be accompanied by amebic infection of the liver and other organs.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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