Amoeba meaning

ə-mēbə
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.
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Any of various one-celled free-living or parasitic protozoans having no definite form and moving by means of pseudopods.
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The definition of an amoeba is a one-celled organism, common in water and soil, possessing no set cell organs, structure, or defining shape.

An example of an amoeba is an invisible organism called Entamueba histolytica which is found in tropical areas that are unclean, and causes the deadly disease dysentery.

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Any of various one-celled free-living or parasitic protozoans having no definite form and moving by means of pseudopods.
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(mathematics) The graph of the real part of the logarithms of a polynomial equation in complex numbers.
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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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(biology) A genus of unicellular protozoa that moves by means of temporary projections called pseudopodia.
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Something indefinite in shape or perpetually changing, like an amoeba.
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Origin of amoeba

  • New Latin Amoeba genus name from Greek amoibē change from ameibein to change mei-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἀμοιβή (amoibē, “change”), referring to constantly changing shape of these organisms.

    From Wiktionary