- resembling or related to amebas.
Origin of ameboid
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The eel had been challenged by the ameboid monster, and they were fighting for possession of him—the common prey.
The known mechanisms for this in the body are ameboid cells, especially the phagocytes.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
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They embrace and enfold the pathogenic germs with which they come in contact by what is known as an ameboid force.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
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- Of or resembling an ameba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion.
- Having an irregular or asymmetric outline with peripheral projections, as the outline of a group of cells growing in a nutrient culture.
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