amebic abscess

amebic abscess n a specific purulent invasive lesion commonly of the liver caused by parasitic amebas (esp. Entamoeba histolytica)

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an abscess seen in amebiasis, usually in the liver but sometimes in the lungs, spleen, or brain.

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