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Pronunciation: ă′mē-bō′mă

Definition: A nodular, tumorlike focus of proliferative inflammation sometimes developing in chronic amebiasis, especially in the wall of the colon.

Synonym(s): amebic granuloma

[ameba + G. -oma, tumor]

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