What does amoeba mean?

Definitions for amoeba
əˈmi bəamoe·ba

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word amoeba.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ameba, amoeba(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. amoeba(Noun)

    A genus of unicellular protozoa that moves by means of temporary projections called pseudopodia.

  2. amoeba(Noun)

    The graph of the real part of the logarithms of a polynomial equation in complex numbers.

  3. Origin: From ἀμοιβή, referring to constantly changing shape of these organisms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amoeba(noun)

    a rhizopod. common in fresh water, capable of undergoing many changes of form at will. See Rhizopoda

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. change.]

Freebase

  1. Amoeba

    Amoeba is a genus of Protozoa consisting of shapeless unicellular organisms.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Amoeba

    a minute animalcule of the simplest structure, being a mere mass of protoplasm; absorbs its food at every point all over its body by means of processes protruded therefrom at will, with the effect that it is constantly changing its shape.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Amoeba

    A genus of ameboid protozoa. Characteristics include a vesicular nucleus and the formation of several lodopodia, one of which is dominant at a given time. Reproduction occurs asexually by binary fission.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amoeba in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amoeba in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of amoeba in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    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.

  2. Jochen Brocks:

    Scientists have been fighting for more than 75 years over what Dickinsonia and other bizarre fossils of the Ediacaran Biota were : giant single-celled amoeba, lichen, failed experiments of evolution or the earliest animals on Earth, the fossil fat now confirms Dickinsonia as the oldest known animal fossil.

  3. Kathleen Wilson:

    The coolness of water will make a swimmer less aware of a growing sunburn, while reflection of sunlight is more apparent on the beach, it can occur in the water as well. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends reapplying sunscreen at least every two hours to remain protected or immediately after a swim or excessive sweating occurs. For long-distance swimmers, re-applying sunscreen can be impossible once it wears off, so using an alternative like Balmex can be necessary, said Wilson. Traditionally used to treat diaper rash, Wilson said the key ingredient of zinc oxide makes Balmex a useful sunscreen. Its stickiness and adherence to the skin for lengthy periods provides swimmers with adequate sun protection, she said. Exposure to bacteria, parasites Swimmers may be unaware of the dangers of toxic algae, bacterial growth and parasites that thrive in warmer waters. There's also an extremely rare risk of exposure to Naegleria fowleri, a deadly brain-eating amoeba found in bodies of warm freshwater.

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