from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of microscopic rhizopodous Protozoa, of which A. diffluens, common in all fresh-water ponds and ditches, is the type.
  • noun An animal of the genus Amœba.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion. Same as amoeba.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of amoeba.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion


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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • These beasts, called meiofauna, are the smallest of multicellular organisms, about the size of a (single-celled) ameba.

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  • “Amebic Dysentery” is a severe protozoan disease of man which is caused by an ameba.

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  • Unlike a car, an SUV approaches the road like an ameba approaches a piece of food.

    Get Outta My Way!

  • It occurs to me that american model of the movies is as simple as the digesting system of ameba.

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  • August 8th, 2006 at 9:46 pm ameba » ‘I Hear People Say, Well, Civil War This, Civil War That’ says:

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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.

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  • 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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  • amoeba, dammit!

    March 1, 2007

  • amo-eba, sub-po-ena, what else?

    March 1, 2007

  • Foetus?

    March 1, 2007

  • sounds like a list to me!


    March 1, 2007

  • How about ae? (encyclopaedia/encyclopedia)

    March 1, 2007

  • Tempting, but too much confusion for with all the US v. GB differences for me. I'll leave it to someone else...

    March 1, 2007

  • Ah. True.

    March 1, 2007

  • ©Liniers (Macanudo)

    April 27, 2011

  • *snort*

    April 27, 2011