Did you perchance mean amoeba?
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of amoeba.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of microscopic rhizopodous Protozoa, of which A. diffluens, common in all fresh-water ponds and ditches, is the type. It exists as a mass of protoplasm, and moves about and grasps particles of food, etc., by means of pseudopodia, or finger-like processes, which it forms by protruding portions of its body. From thus continually altering its shape it received its former name of proteus animalcule. Within the body are usually found a nucleus and nucleolus, and certain clear spaces, termed contractile vesicles, from their exhibiting rhythmical movements of contraction and dilatation. There is no distinct mouth, and food seized by means of the pseudopodia is engulfed within the soft sarcode-body and by any portion of its surface, the apertures by which the food is taken in closing up immediately after its reception. Reproduction takes place in several ways, but chiefly by fission, whereby an amœba simply divides into two portions, each of which becomes a distinct animalcule. Several other species have been described; but there is reason to think that some of these, at least, may be early forms of other and more complex animals, or even of plants. The term appears to have been first used by Ehrenberg in 1830, as the name of a genus of his Polygastrica.
- n. An animal of the genus Amœba.
- n. Any single cell or corpuscle of one of the higher animals; a cell regarded as itself an animal, and an individual of the morphological grade of development of an amœboid organism.
- n. alternative spelling of amoeba.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion. Same as amoeba.
- n. naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
“From the daisy or sunflower to the Milky Way Galaxy, day changing into night and night into day, summer changing into winter and back again, the rise and fall of civilizations, the evolutionary process of over 3.2 billion years in which one-celled ameba changed/evolved to seaweeds to ancient land plants to modern plants, nuts, seeds, beans, and finally to grain!”
“Let's make the arguement simple, so any right-wing, knuckle-draging ameba brain moron can understand, if you are against justice, you are either a traitor or you hate America.”
““Amebic Dysentery” is a severe protozoan disease of man which is caused by an ameba.”
“These beasts, called meiofauna, are the smallest of multicellular organisms, about the size of a (single-celled) ameba.”
“Unlike a car, an SUV approaches the road like an ameba approaches a piece of food.”
“It occurs to me that american model of the movies is as simple as the digesting system of ameba.”
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“The giardia, like the ameba, is a microscopic parasite that lives in the gut and is a common cause of diarrhea, especially in children.”
“But the ameba things came on in ever-increasing throngs, creatures that gnawed and slobbered at the anti-entropy, eating into it, flaking it away, drilling their way through it.”
“The flood of dazzling light reaching out from the _Interplanetarian_ snapped off and the little green ameba things were gone.”
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