Entamoeba

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Related to Entamoeba coli: Entamoeba gingivalis, Entamoeba histolytica, Endolimax nana, Giardia lamblia

Entamoeba

[¦ent·ə′mē·bə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of parasite amebas in the family Endamoebidae, including some species of the genus Endamoeba which are parasites of humans and other vertebrates.
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Entamoeba coli and Endolimax nana were the most commonly detected protozoan parasites, while Isospora, Cryptosporidia and other Coccidia species were less common (Table I).
Parasites found, and their relative incidence (percentages in parentheses), were: Entamoeba coli (30.