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amoeba

noun amoe·ba \ə-ˈmē-bə\

Medical Definition of amoeba

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of naked rhizopod protozoans that have lobed and never anastomosing pseudopodia and are widely distributed in fresh and salt water and moist terrestrial environments

  2. 2 also ameba plural amoebas or amoebae \-(ˌ)bē\ play :  a protozoan of the genus Amoeba; broadly :  an amoeboid protozoan (as a naked rhizopod)

amebic or amoebic \-bik\ play adjective


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