Dientamoeba


Dientamoeba
Di·ent·amoe·ba .dī-.ent-ə-'mē-bə n a genus of amebic protozoans parasitic in the intestines of humans and monkeys that include one (D. fragilis) known to cause abdominal pain, anorexia, and loose stools in humans

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Di·ent·amoe·ba (di″ent-ə-meґbə) [di- + ent- + ameba] a genus of small, highly active, usually nonpathogenic or mildly pathogenic ameboid protozoa (superorder Parabasalidea, order Trichomonadida) parasitic in the large intestine of humans and certain monkeys. They typically have two nuclei connected by a desmose, as well as an endosome formed by four to eight chromatin granules. D. fraґgilis has been associated with human infection, causing dientamoebiasis.

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