amebula

[ ə-mēbyə-lə ]

n. pl. a•me•bu•las

Any of the young amebas of Entamoeba species and their immediate progeny that emerge from the cyst in the human gut before localizing in the large intestine.
The ameboid spores of protozoa and other organisms.

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