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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hart'ma-nel'a

Definition: A common free-living ameba found in soil, sewage, and water, known to invade invertebrates (snails, grasshoppers, oysters); suspected but not established as an agent of human primary amebic meningoencephalitis.

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