ameba, amebic, ameboid


less common spellings of amoeba, amoebic, amoeboid

: any of a large genus (Amoeba) of naked rhizopod protozoans with lobed and never anastomosing pseudopodia, without permanent organelles or supporting structures, and of wide distribution in fresh and salt water and moist terrestrial environments
broadly : a naked rhizopod or other amoeboid protozoan

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“Ameba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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ameba, ameboid

ame·​ba, ame·​boid

variant of amoeba, amoeboid

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