Pronunciation: ă-mē′byū-lă, -lē
The excysted young amebae, usually totaling eight, of Entamoeba species, and their immediate progeny, which emerge from the cyst in the vertebrate gut, before their localization in the large intestine.
[fr. G. amoibē, a change, alteration]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.