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One entry found for amoeba.
Main Entry: amoeˇba
Variant(s): also ameˇba /schwa-primarystressmemacron-bschwa/
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -bas or amoeˇbae /-(secondarystress)bemacron/
: any of a large genus of protozoans that have no permanent cell organs or structures, that change shape to form temporary lobes for moving and taking in food, and that are widespread in fresh and salt water and in moist soils
- amoeˇbic /-bik/ adjective
[amoeba illustration]

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