Definition of amoebic in English:

amoebic

adjective

  • See amoeba

    • ‘Approximately a third of cases of dysentery were classified amoebic, a third as bacillary and the rest remained undifferentiated.’
    • ‘The patterns and motifs are highly complex, ranging from starbursts and amoebic shapes to flowers and birds.’
    • ‘Fever is the presenting symptom in 10 to 15 percent of patients, and therefore amebic abscess should be considered in patients with a fever of unknown origin.’
    • ‘If you develop an amoebic liver abscess and have not responded well to antibiotic treatment after seven days, or there is a high risk that the abscess may rupture, your doctor may suggest a small operation to drain the abscess.’
    • ‘Elsewhere, amoebic abscesses are more common, and, worldwide, amoebae are the commonest cause.’

Pronunciation

amoebic

/əˈmiːbɪk/