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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


  • DHH gives approval to end amoeba chlorine burn in St. John Parish
    St. John Parish officials received approval from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to end a chlorine burn instated after amoeba was detected in the water supply. Read more on this news related to 'Amoeba'
  • Lawsuit revived against Stillwater in boy's lake death
    Court reinstates suit alleging Stillwater knew of potential for dangerous amoeba in Lily Lake. Read more on this news related to 'Amoeba'
  • 'Chlorine burn' completed in St. John Parish to kill brain-eating amoeba, paper reports
    St. John the Baptist Parish has officially completed its 60-day "chlorine burn" to kill the brain-eating amoeba that was found in part of its water system, L'Observateur newspaper reports. But it will continue inject pure chlorine into the system until tests... Read more on this news related to 'Amoeba'

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