amoeboid

[uh-mee-boid]
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. amoebaean,
  2. amoebiasis,
  3. amoebic,
  4. amoebic dysentery,
  5. amoebocyte,
  6. amok,
  7. amokura,
  8. amole,
  9. amon,
  10. amon-ra

Related formsa·moe·boid·ism, noun

ameboid

or a·moe·boid

[uh-mee-boid]

adjective Biology.

resembling or related to amebas.

Origin of ameboid


Related formsa·me·boid·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for amoeboid

amoeboid

US ameboid

adjective

of, related to, or resembling amoebae
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Medicine definitions for amoeboid

amoeboid

[ə-mēboid′]

adj.

Variant ofameboid

ameboid

adj.

Of or resembling an ameba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion.
Having an irregular or asymmetric outline with peripheral projections, as the outline of a group of cells growing in a nutrient culture.

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