Definition of amoebiasis in English:


(US amebiasis)


mass nounMedicine
  • Infection with amoebas, especially as causing dysentery.

    • ‘If children have been living or holidaying in poorer countries causes such as amoebiasis or worm infections should be considered.’
    • ‘Around one in ten people who are infected with amoebiasis become ill from the disease.’
    • ‘Once he had recovered from a serious bout of amoebiasis he re-established himself as a singlehanded doctor.’
    • ‘Drugs in current use for amoebiasis have problems of toxicity and drug resistance.’
    • ‘The right way to treat amoebiasis is through proper diagnosis and treatment prescribed by the qualified physician/gastroentrologist.’


Early 20th century from amoeba+ -asis.