Taxonomy: f. Entamoebidae
Animal: Entamoeba coli 1 16.jpg
Sites: Gut
Entamoeba coli cyst 10 - 33 microns 1 to 8 nuclei with coarse peripheral chromatin and a coarse eccentric karyosome in a faecal smear stained with trichrome. Harmless commensal, (although its presence does indicate a lack of sanitation and hygiene conditions). Note the splintered ends of the chromatoid bodies. (The pathogenic E. histolytica has round or oval elongate chromatoidal bars with blunt, round smooth edges)

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