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Meaning of AMOEBA

Pronunciation:  u'meebu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion

AMOEBA is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ameba
 See Also: Amoebida, Amoebina, endameba, order Amoebida, order Amoebina, rhizopod, rhizopodan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*m[oe]"ba\, n.; pl. L. {Am[oe]b[ae]}; E. {Am[oe]bas}.
[NL., fr. Gr. ? change.] (Zo["o]l.)
A rhizopod. common in fresh water, capable of undergoing many
changes of form at will. See {Rhizopoda}.

Computing Dictionary

1. A distributed operating system developed by andrew s. tanenbaum and others of vrije universiteit, amsterdam. Amoeba is only available under licence from the VUA, but is free of charge and includes all source, binaries and documentation.


2. A derogatory term for commodore's amiga personal computer.

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Biology Dictionary
  1. A common name describing the one-celled organisms classified under the order Amoebida of the class Sarcodina. An ameba has a constantly changing form and moves and eats by extending pseudopods, or long fingers of itself, from its body cytoplasm.
  2. A genus of free-living amoebae. Type species: Amoeba proteus.
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