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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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