amoeba [ uh- mee-b uh ] SHOW IPA / əˈmi bə / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun, plural a·moe·bas, a·moe·bae [ uh- mee-bee]. /əˈmi bi/. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
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Example sentences from the Web for amoeba
Elsewhere in the world, such as Karachi, the capital city of Pakistan, he says, the presence of the “brain eating
amoeba” in the water supply seems to be much larger.
amoeba, Naegleria gruberi, is not confined to tropical countries….
Mercifully, human invasion is rare, for the invader, an
amoeba, destroys the brain tissue and produces death in from four to seven days.
amoeba called Naegleria fowleri causes disease in people by eating brain cells.
To pull themselves along,
amoebas extend temporary bulges from their cells.
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz on the alienlike
amoeba that gives him nightmares.
I was invited to see Paul when he performed at a very intimate gig at
Amoeba Records in L.A. a few years ago.
A mono-cell, the
amoeba, was able to reproduce itself by the simple stratagem of sub-division.
And I have good reason to believe that the forces of Aptor are congealing once more, a sluggish but huge
amoeba of horror.
But the right-hand side you will see an undoubted
amoeba, moving sluggishly across the field.
I expect you'll have to wait till little brother
amoeba gets grown up before you'll find a reader.
It continued to move outward, and on the map it appeared like a pseudopod extruded by an enormous
amoeba. noun plural -bae ( -biː) or -bas any protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, esp any of the genus Amoeba, able to change shape because of the movements of cell processes (pseudopodia). They live in fresh water or soil or as parasites in man and animals Derived forms of amoeba amoebic or US amebic, adjective Word Origin for amoeba
C19: from New Latin, from Greek
amoibē change, from ameibein to change, exchange
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n. pl. a•moe•bas A genus of protozoa of the class Sarcodina or Rhizopoda. Any of several genera of protozoa that are parasitic in humans, especially Entamoeba.
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Plural amoebas 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.
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An animal composed of only one
cell that has no fixed shape. It is the best known of the single-celled animals, or protozoa. notes for amoeba
amoeba is sometimes used to refer to something with an indefinite, changeable shape.
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