Definition of Ameba

1. Noun. Naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion.

Exact synonyms: Amoeba
Generic synonyms: Rhizopod, Rhizopodan
Group relationships: Amoebida, Amoebina, Order Amoebida, Order Amoebina
Specialized synonyms: Endameba
Derivative terms: Ameban, Amebic, Amebous, Amoeban, Amoebic, Amoebous



Definition of Ameba

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of amoeba) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ameba

1. amoeba [n -BAS or -BAE] : AMEBAN, AMEBIC, AMEBOID [adj] - See also: amoeba

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ameba

ambushments
ambusht
ambustion
ambustions
amby
ambystoma
ambystomatidae
ambystomid
ambystomid salamander
amcinonide
amdinocillin
amdinocillin pivoxil
amdoxovir
amdram
amearst
ameba (current term)
amebae
amebalike
ameban
amebas
amebean
amebiases
amebiasis
amebic
amebic dysentery
amebicidal
amebicide
amebicides
amebiform
amebiosis

Literary usage of Ameba

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1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"The ameba became aware of the center of diffusion of the tyrosin at a ... The ameba moved toward the tyrosin grain, then over it, then formed a food cup, ..."

2. Pathogenic microorganisms by William Hallock Park (1920)
"ameba. SEVERAL authors have reported the finding of amebae in man, especially in ... Some investigators say that certain ameba; are strict parasites of the ..."

3. The Pathology and Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases of Animals by Veranus Alva Moore (1916)
"The ameba are a sub-class of the sarcodina which include the more common forms of ... Those best known are ameba coli (Entamoeba coli), the cause of a ..."

4. Infectious Diseases by James Cornelius Wilson, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"This i; especially true of the ameba coli mitis which Quincke demonstrated in ... In contradistinction to other ameba, it is pathogenic in cats, therefore, ..."

5. An Introduction to Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1910)
"CHAPTER IV ameba (ameba proteus Leidy) ameba proteus (Fig. ... ameba proteus. I, nucleus ; 2, contractile vacuole ; 3, pseudopodia, dotted line leads to ..."

6. A Text-book of Biology for Students in General, Medical and Technical Courses by William Martin Smallwood (1918)
"ameba.—When an ameba is moving about and enters a brightly illuminated area, ... Sketches representing the reactions of an ameba proceeding toward an ..."

7. A Manual of bacteriology by Herbert Upham Williams (1906)
"The ameba of dysentery should be designated Amoeba dysenteric, limiting the ... Many red blood-corpuscles may be seen crowded together in a single ameba. ..."

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