Definition of amoebiasis in English:

amoebiasis

(US amebiasis)

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] 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.’
    • ‘Once he had recovered from a serious bout of amoebiasis he re-established himself as a singlehanded doctor.’
    • ‘The right way to treat amoebiasis is through proper diagnosis and treatment prescribed by the qualified physician/gastroentrologist.’
    • ‘Around one in ten people who are infected with amoebiasis become ill from the disease.’
    • ‘Drugs in current use for amoebiasis have problems of toxicity and drug resistance.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from amoeba + -asis.

Pronunciation:

amoebiasis

/ˌamiːˈbʌɪəsɪs/