Entamoeba

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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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The genus Entamoeba contains many species, of which six can live in the large intestine of man: Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba moshkovskii, Entamoeba polecki, Entamoeba coli and Entamoeba hartmanni.
El genero Entamoeba comprende varias especies de amibas, seis de las cuales pueden habitar en el intestino grueso del hombre: Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba moshkovskii, Entamoeba polecki, Entamoeba coli y Entamoeba hartmannii (i).
Este metodo tambien nos ha permitido detectar la presencia de Entamoeba polecki, amiba morfologicamente similar a Eh/Ed, en humanos (9,10).