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a·me·ba

 (ə-mē′bə)
n.
Variant of amoeba.

ameba

(əˈmiːbə)
n, pl -bae (-biː) or -bas
(Animals) the usual US spelling of amoeba
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·me·ba

(ə-mē′bə)
Another spelling of amoeba.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ameba - naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotionameba - 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

amoeba

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

ameba

n (pl -bae o -bas) ameba or amiba
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Ectoplasm Granule free cytoplasm of ameba lying immediately under the plasma membrane.
Por supuesto, se puede argumentar que una ameba esta tan bien adaptada para sobrevivir como un pajaro o como el ser humano mejor dotado.