amoeba

Genus of protozoa, but also an imprecise name given to several types of free-living unicellular phagocytic organism. Giant forms (eg. Amoeba proteus ) may be up to 2mm long, and crawl over surfaces by protruding pseudopods (amoeboid movement). Amoebae exhibit great plasticity of form and conspicuous cytoplasmic streaming.

Amoeba

(ә-me´bә) a genus of ameboid protozoa, most of which are free-living. Those parasitic in humans and once included in this genus have been assigned to other genera.
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Amoeba

• (n.) A rhizopod. common in fresh water, capable of undergoing many changes of form at will. See Rhizopoda.
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amoeba

<protozoa> Genus of protozoa, but also an imprecise name given to several types of free living unicellular phagocytic organism. ... Giant forms (e.g. Amoeba proteus) may be up to 2mm long and crawl over surfaces by protruding pseudopods (amoeboid movement). Amoebae exhibit great plasticity of form and conspicuous cytoplasmic streaming. ... (1...
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Amoeba

[amoeboid organism] An amoeba (also ameba, amœba or amoeboid) is a type of cell or organism which has the ability to alter its shape, primarily by extending and retracting pseudopods. Amoebae do not form a single taxonomic group, but are found in every major lineage of eukaryotic organisms (domain Eukaryota). Amoeoboid cells occur not only...
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Amoeba

[operating system] Amoeba is a distributed operating system developed by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and others at the Vrije Universiteit. The aim of the Amoeba project was to build a timesharing system that makes an entire network of computers appear to the user as a single machine. Development at the Vrije Universiteit was stopped: the files in t...
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amoeba

Click images to enlargeOne of the simplest living animals, consisting of a single cell and belonging to the protozoa group. The body consists of colourless protoplasm. Its activities are controlled by the nucleus, and it feeds by flowing round and engulfing organic debris. It reproduces by binary fission. Some species of ...
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Amoeba

A microscopic, one-celled animal consisting of a naked mass of protoplasm.
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amoeba

amoeba, ameba (s); amoebae, amebae (pl) 1. A single-celled (protozoan) organism that constantly changes shape.>BR? 2. A single-celled organism found in water and in damp soil on land, and as a parasite of other organisms. Lacking a fixed form and supporting structures, an amoeba consists of a protoplasmic mass in a thin membrane, and forms tem...
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Amoeba

Amoeba: Also ameba. A single-celled (protozoan) organism that constantly changes shape. The word 'ameba' is from the Greek 'amoibe' meaning 'change.' Ameba can infect the bowels to cause diarrhea and the liver to cause abscess formation.
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amoeba

amoeba: see ameba.
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amoeba

Any of a variety of one-celled aquatic or parasitic protozoans belonging to the order Amoebida, phylum Sarcodina of the kingdom Protista. Amoebae have no definite form and consist of a mass of cytoplasm containing one or more nuclei surrounded by a flexible outer membrane. They move by means of pseu...
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amoeba

any of the microscopic unicellular protozoans of the rhizopodan order Amoebida. The well-known type species, Amoeba proteus, is found on decaying ... [7 related articles]
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Amoeba

It is a unicellular fresh water organism, it is a simple Protozoan and has no definite shape.
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Amoeba

The amoeba (sub Phylum Sarcodina) is a simple single celled animal of the group sarcomastigophora. They move by extending lobe-like projections of their cytoplasm called pseudopodia. Food is obtained by phagocytosis.
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Amoeba

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-mē′bă Definitions: 1. A genus of naked, lobose, pseudopod-forming protozoa of the class Sarcodina (or Rhizopoda), which are abundant soil-dwellers, especially in rich organic debris, and are also commonly found as parasites. The typical amebic parasites of humans are now placed in the genera Entamoeb...
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