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Adj.1.ameboid - like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape)ameboid - like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape)
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The germ cells initially located in the wall of the yolk sac migrate through ameboid movements through the dorsal mesentery to form the gonad, resulting in gonadal differentiation (Tam & Snow, 1981; Kruman et al., 2002).
The experiment and analysis of this study test the hypothesis that ameboid species demonstrate reservoir potential for Y.
In a sequence of events, they shift from a resting ramified phenotype via a transient hyperramified phenotype towards a stellate and later ameboid shape.
CD11b cells within the corpus callosum were also counted individually to differentiate activation stage as resting (fine processes), activated (hypertrophic with thickened processes), or ameboid (retracted processes) as previously characterized [16].
Though not specific to activated microglia, IBA-1 is usually used to assess morphology (ramified or ameboid), which gives information about microglial modulation in disease states.
Coman, "The ameboid motility of human and animal neoplastic cells," Cancer, vol.
Yet objects were frustratingly grouped according to medium--paintings exalted in hallowed bays; photographs and photomontages ("photoplastics," per Moholy's neologism) bundled on floating gray walls; printed matter, including Moholy's all-important books, trapped in vitrines; and Plexiglas sculptures perfectly lit on an ameboid platform.
Activated microglia are defined as the cells that have undergone morphological change into their activated ameboid phenotype.
In the mesohyl, there are many types of ameboid cells, some of which have been implicated in the secretion of skelet al elements, including collencytes, lophocytes, and spongocytes; however, in C.
In one infected crab (#53, see Table 1), long, thin, ameboid stages of the parasite morphologically similar to the vermiform plasmodia described previously (Shields & Squyars 2000) were seen after 355 days postchallenge and these increased in frequency until the death of the host at 378 days (Fig.
The trophozoite or ameboid form encysts under unfavorable circumstances and converts to a temporary biflagellate form if exposed to high temperatures.