Definitions for acanthamoeba
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word 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.
Images & Illustrations of acanthamoeba
Find a translation for the acanthamoeba definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these acanthamoeba definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"acanthamoeba." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 13 Oct. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/acanthamoeba>.