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ameboid

or a·moe·boid

[uh-mee-boid]
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adjective Biology.
  1. resembling or related to amebas.
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Origin of ameboid

Related formsa·me·boid·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for ameboid

Historical Examples

  • The eel had been challenged by the ameboid monster, and they were fighting for possession of him—the common prey.

    Astounding Stories, April, 1931

    Various

  • The known mechanisms for this in the body are ameboid cells, especially the phagocytes.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

  • They embrace and enfold the pathogenic germs with which they come in contact by what is known as an ameboid force.


ameboid in Medicine

ameboid

adj.
  1. Of or resembling an ameba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion.
  2. 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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