plural noun
Am·​oe·​bi·​na | \ ˌamēˈbīnə, -məˈ-, -ēnə \

Definition of Amoebina

: 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

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First Known Use of Amoebina

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amoebina

New Latin, from Amoeba + -ina

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“Amoebina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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