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ameba

or a路moe路ba

[ uh-mee-buh ]
/ 蓹藞mi b蓹 /
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noun, plural a路me路bas, a路me路bae [uh-mee-bee]. /蓹藞mi bi/.
any of numerous freshwater, marine, or parasitic one-celled protozoa of the order Amoebida, characterized by a granular nucleus surrounded by a jellylike mass of cytoplasm that forms temporary extensions, or pseudopodia, by which the organism moves, engulfs food particles, and forms food vacuoles.
a protozoan of the genus Amoeba, inhabiting bottom vegetation of freshwater ponds and streams: used widely in laboratory studies.
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Origin of ameba

From New Latin amoeba, from Greek amoib岣 鈥渃hange, alternation,鈥, akin to ame铆bein 鈥渢o exchange鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM ameba

a路me路ba路like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ameba

ameba
/ (蓹藞mi藧b蓹) /

noun plural -bae (-bi藧) or -bas
the usual US spelling of amoeba

Derived forms of ameba

amebic, adjective
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Medical definitions for ameba

ameba

n. pl. a鈥e鈥as
A protozoa of the genus Amoeba and of related genera, occurring in soil and water and parasitic in animals.
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Scientific definitions for ameba

ameba
[ 蓹-m膿b蓹 ]

Another spelling of amoeba.
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