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a·moe·ba

also a·me·ba (ə-mē′bə)
n. pl. a·moe·bas or a·moe·bae (-bē) also a·me·bas or a·me·bae
Any of various one-celled free-living or parasitic protozoans having no definite form and moving by means of pseudopods.

[New Latin Amoeba, genus name, from Greek amoibē, change, from ameibein, to change; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

a·moe′bic (-bĭk) adj.

amoeba

(əˈmiːbə) or

ameba

n, pl -bae (-biː) or -bas
(Animals) any protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, esp any of the genus Amoeba, able to change shape because of the movements of cell processes (pseudopodia). They live in fresh water or soil or as parasites in man and animals
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek amoibē change, from ameibein to change, exchange]
aˈmoebic, aˈmebic adj

a•me•ba

or a•moe•ba

(əˈmi bə)

n., pl. -bas, -bae (-bē).
1. any of numerous one-celled aquatic or parasitic protozoa of the order Amoebida, having a jellylike mass of cytoplasm that forms temporary pseudopodia, by which the organism moves and engulfs food particles.
2. a protozoan of the genus Amoeba, inhabiting bottom vegetation of freshwater ponds and streams: used widely in laboratory studies.
[1875–80; < New Latin amoeba < Greek amoibḗ change, alteration, n. derivative of ameíbein to exchange]
a•me′bic, adj.
a•me′boid, adj.

a·moe·ba

(ə-mē′bə)
Plural amoebas or amoebae (ə-mē′bē)
A one-celled microscopic organism that constantly changes shape by forming pseudopods, temporary projections that are used for movement and for the ingestion of food. Amoebas are members of the group of organisms called protozoans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amoeba - naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotionamoeba - naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
rhizopod, rhizopodan - protozoa characterized by a pseudopod
Amoebida, Amoebina, order Amoebida, order Amoebina - the animal order including amoebas
endameba - any ameba of the genus Endamoeba
Translations
амеба
amøbe
amööb
amebat
ameba
amőba
amebaamoeba
amöba

amoeba

[əˈmiːbə] N (amoebas (amoebae (pl))) [əˈmiːbiː]ameba f, amiba f

amoeba

[əˈmiːbə] (British) ameba (US) namibe f

amoeba

, (US) ameba
nAmöbe f

amoeba

ameba (Am) [əˈmiːbə] nameba

amoeba

, ameba
n. ameba, organismo de una sola célula.

amoeba

n (pl -bae o -bas) ameba or amiba
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He had, it seems, been working of late upon the lowest forms of life, and what excited him at the present moment was that in the microscopic slide made up the day before he found the amoeba to he still alive.
But the right-hand side you will see an undoubted amoeba, moving sluggishly across the field.
What can it matter whether the amoeba is alive or not?
we may argue that every amoeba outside this room, instead of being dead, as you have erroneously stated, has really survived the catastrophe.
The human race is gone, extinguished in a day, but the planets swing round and the tides rise or fall, and the wind whispers, and all nature goes her way, down, as it would seem, to the very amoeba, with never a sign that he who styled himself the lord of creation had ever blessed or cursed the universe with his presence.
I expect you'll have to wait till little brother amoeba gets grown up before you'll find a reader.
Man has developed out of the animals, and there is no serious gap between him and the amoeba.
When amoebas maximized their membrane surface area, they came together to form communities of amoebas to share awareness and advance evolution.
owczarzaki has three life stages, acting independently in some stages and aggregating with other amoebas in others.
Infection of human specially affecting central nervous system by free living amoebas is infrequent but often life threatening occurrence in both normal that is immuno-competent and immuno-compromised individuals1.
The invention's unique design insures that its users' noses are protected from intrusion by potentially deadly amoebas.