plural noun

: an order of naked rhizopods that are commonly clearly differentiated into endoplasm and ectoplasm, form lobopodia, and include the common amoebas of soil and water and some parasitic forms see endamoebidae

Word History


New Latin, from Amoeba + -ina

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amoebina was in 1861

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“Amoebina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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