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Entamoeba coli

 

Definition: nonpathogenic species of ameba that occurs in the large intestine of humans, other primates, dogs, and possibly pigs; often confused with Entamoeba histolytica, but distinguished by nuclear details and by the number of nuclei and the form of chromatoidals in the cyst.

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