(comparative more amoeban, superlative most amoeban)
- Alternative spelling of ameban.
(comparative more amœbæan, superlative most amœbæan)
- Archaic spelling of amoebean.
Variant of amoeba
nounpl. amoebas or amoebae
- a one-celled, microscopic organism belonging to any of several families of rhizopods that move and feed using pseudopodia and reproduce by fission; esp., any of a genus (Amoeba) found in soil or water or a parasitic genus (Entamoeba) found in higher animals and humans
- something indefinite in shape or perpetually changing, like an amoeba
Origin of amoebaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek amoibē, change ; from ameibein, to change