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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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In other wild anurans, amebas (including Entamoeba spp.) sometimes are evident cytologically in the intestine (9) but have never been linked to disease.
In 1968, Diamond described a new monophasic medium called TPS-1 [10] that received great acceptance among researchers who cultivated amebas. In 1978, a new medium was introduced that contained a yeast extract instead of Panmede (a papain digest of ox liver) [11].
Este estudo avaliou as diferencas na composicao, abundancia e morfologia das amebas testaceas entre diferentes habitats de um mesmo ambiente aquatico (plancton, macrofitas aquaticas e sedimento) da planicie de inundacao do alto rio Parana.
Alwan said that pools are often dangerous and result in the spread of parasites and amebas.
In-vitro activity of miltefosine and voriconazole on clinical isolates of free-living amebas: Balamuthia mandrillaris, Acanthamoeba spp., and Naegleria fowleri.
Free living amphizoic and opportunistic amebas. Brain Pathol 1997; 7: 583-98.
Amebiasis and infections with free-living amebas. In: Kasper DL, Fauci AS, editors.
Free-living amebas. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, et al (editors).