Definition: 'Dientamoeba Fragilis'
Dientamoeba fragilisType: Term
Pronunciation: dī′ent-ă-mē′bă fraj′i-lis
1. A species of small amebalike flagellates, formerly considered a true ameba, now recognized as an ameboflagellate related to Trichomonas, parasitic in the large intestine of humans and certain monkeys; may be nonpathogenic, but believed to be capable of sometimes causing low-grade inflammation with mucous diarrhea and gastrointestinal disturbance in humans.
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