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əˈmi bəame·ba

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  1. ameba, amoebanoun

    naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion

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  1. ameba

    An amoeba (; less commonly spelled ameba or amœba; plural am(o)ebas or am(o)ebae ), often called an amoeboid, is a type of cell or unicellular organism with the ability to alter its shape, primarily by extending and retracting pseudopods. Amoebae do not form a single taxonomic group; instead, they are found in every major lineage of eukaryotic organisms. Amoeboid cells occur not only among the protozoa, but also in fungi, algae, and animals.Microbiologists often use the terms "amoeboid" and "amoeba" interchangeably for any organism that exhibits amoeboid movement.In older classification systems, most amoebae were placed in the class or subphylum Sarcodina, a grouping of single-celled organisms that possess pseudopods or move by protoplasmic flow. However, molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that Sarcodina is not a monophyletic group whose members share common descent. Consequently, amoeboid organisms are no longer classified together in one group.The best known amoeboid protists are Chaos carolinense and Amoeba proteus, both of which have been widely cultivated and studied in classrooms and laboratories. Other well known species include the so-called "brain-eating amoeba" Naegleria fowleri, the intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica, which causes amoebic dysentery, and the multicellular "social amoeba" or slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum.

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  1. ameba

    An ameba, or amoeba, is a type of simple, single-celled organism that belongs to the kingdom Protista. They are typically found in water bodies or in moist environments. Characterized by their flexibility, amoebas move and feed by extending finger-like projections known as pseudopodia. Their body structure is adaptable and changes constantly due to the flexibility of their cytoplasm. They reproduce asexually through a process called binary fission. Some amoebas can form resistant spores when faced with harsh conditions, enabling their survival.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ameba in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ameba in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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