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
A book called The Social
Amoebae sounds like a guide to avoiding the wrong people at parties.
The great class of the Protozoa furnish
amoebae, members of Sporozoa and Infusoria.
amoebae are almost invariably found in the large intestine; one species, indeed, is termed Amoeba coli.
Studies on some
Amoebae from the termite Mirotermes, with notes on some other protozoa from the Termitidae.
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Amoebae have neither a nervous system nor distinguishable organs of any kind. 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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