Meaning of AMOEBA in English

əˈmēbə noun

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek amoibē change, from ameibein to change — more at migrate


a. capitalized : a large genus of naked rhizopod protozoans with lobose and never anastomosing pseudopodia and without permanent organelles or supporting structures and that are widely distributed in fresh and salt water and moist terrestrial situations

b. also ameba “ plural amoebas -bəz or amoe·bae -(ˌ)bē : any protozoan of this or a related genus

c. also ameba plural amoebas or amoebae : an amoeboid unicellular individual (as the amoeboid stage of a flagellate or of a sporozoan)

2. -s : a contour (as of a table top) of irregular curves

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amoeba: 1 pseudopodium, 2 nucleus, 3 contractile vacuole, 4 food vacuole


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