I was invited to see Paul when he performed at a very intimate gig at amoeba Records in L.A. a few years ago.
It was an amoeba, another of those single-celled, protoplasmic mounds of flesh.
Virus or bacterium, amoeba or fungus—whatever it was, it struck.
The amoeba never dies; it divides at times, parts of it die here and there, it has no sex, no begetting.
In the case of the amoeba the division is into two equal portions.
It was perhaps the one described by Dujardin as amoeba limax, by which name it may be called.
Amoebiform: having the appearance or properties of an amoeba.
We dropped the ship a few feet but the amoeba did not follow.
Of course every living speck, amoeba or newt, has its own individual soul.
And they all saw the amoeba stop, hesitate for a moment—and come straight for the wrecked borer behind which they were hidden.
1855, from Modern Latin Amoeba, genus name (1841), from Greek amoibe "change," related to ameibein "to change, exchange," from PIE *e-meigw-, extended form of root *mei- "to change, go, move" (see mutable). So called for its constantly changing shape. Related: Amoebaean; amoebic.
amoeba a·moe·ba (ə-mē'bə)
Variant of ameba.
Amoeba A·moe·ba (ə-mē'bə)
n. pl. a·moe·bas or a·moe·bae (-bē)
A genus of protozoa of the class Sarcodina or Rhizopoda.
Any of several genera of protozoa that are parasitic in humans, especially Entamoeba.
ameba a·me·ba or amoeba (ə-mē'bə)
n. pl. a·me·bas or a·me·bae (-bē)
A protozoa of the genus Amoeba and of related genera, occurring in soil and water and parasitic in animals.
Plural amoebas or amoebae (ə-mē'bē)
Any of various one-celled aquatic or parasitic protozoans of the genus Amoeba or related genera, having no definite form and consisting of a mass of protoplasm containing one or more nuclei surrounded by a flexible outer membrane. Amoebas move by means of pseudopods.
Another spelling of amoeba.