Definitions for acanthamoeba
Any amoeba of the genus Acanthamoeba, found chiefly in soil
Acanthamoeba is a genus of amoebae, one of the most common protozoa in soil, and frequently found in fresh water and other habitats. The cells are small, usually 15 to 35 μm in length and oval to triangular in shape when moving. Cysts are common. Most species are free-living bacterivores, but some are opportunists that can cause infections in humans and other animals.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of free-living soil amoebae that produces no flagellate stage. Its organisms are pathogens for several infections in humans and have been found in the eye, bone, brain, and respiratory tract.
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