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Definition of Amebic colitis

Amebic colitis: Amebic dysentery with ulcers in the colon from infection with the ameba Entamoeba histolytica. This single-celled parasite is transmitted to humans via contaminated water and food.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=6589
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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