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Amoeba Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

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

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Amoeba Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Amoeba (plural = amoebae) is well known as a unicellular organism, a protist. One of its most common species, the Amoeba Proteus is about 0.2 to 0.3 mm large. Some found are 0.5 mm large, big enough to be seen with the naked eye. The amoeba was first discovered by August von Rosenhof in 1757. It is a genus of protozoa that moves with false feet, called pseudopodia.

The amoeba is a member of a whole group of amoeboid eukaryotic protists. They are heterotrophs, eating bacteria and other protists.



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* A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to philosophers to be obviously progress -- though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known. - Bertrand Russell


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Amoeba Sample Sentences in News


  • ‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims 11th life in Pakistan
    A 57-year-old man - the oldest victim so far - who had visited Pakistan after years in the United States died of an infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, also known as “brain-eating amoeba”, increasing the year’s death toll to 11 in the province and 10th in Karachi, officials said on Sunday Read more on this news related to 'Amoeba'
  • Phat Man Dee and Tommy Amoeba celebrate twin albums
    The two have been married over a decade and are basically local music-and-performance legends by Andy Mulkerin It was a classic tale of boy-who-dresses-up-as-a-caterpillar-and-yells meets girl-who-swallows-glass, that day back in 2000 when Phat Man Dee first encountered Tommy Amoeba. "It was a Thanksgiving Infectious Variety Show, at the Oakland Beehive," Read more on this news related to 'Amoeba'
  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Tap Water Treated Same As Tulsa's
    Amoeba-laden tap water has killed at least two people in Louisiana, and, it turns out their water is treated the same way Tulsa's water is treated. Read more on this news related to 'Amoeba'

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