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amoeba

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Amoeba \A*moe"ba\, Amoeba \A*m[oe]"ba\, noun; pl. L. {Am[oe]b[ae]}; E. {Am[oe]bas}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? change.] (Zool.) A rhizopod common in fresh water, capable of undergoing many changes of form at will. Same as {ameba}. See {Rhizopoda}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

amoeba

noun

1: naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion [syn: {ameba}, {amoeba}]


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