infestation with amoebas, esp. with a protozoan (Entamoeba histolytica) parasitic in the intestines or liver
Origin of amebiasisModern Latin amoebiasis: see amoeba and -iasis
An acute disease caused by ingesting substances contaminated with the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica, typically characterized by diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain, and sometimes affecting organs other than the intestines, such as the liver.
- (medicine) Alternative spelling of amoebiasis.