Definition of Amoeboid

1. Adjective. Like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape).

Exact synonyms: Ameboid
Partainyms: Ameba, Ameba



Definition of Amoeboid

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of (ameboid)) ¹

2. Noun. Single?celled organism that moves or feeds by means of temporary projections, called (pseudopods). They are taxonomically classified in a sub?phylum called Sarcodina. ¹

3. Adjective. (alternative spelling of amoeboid#Adjective amoeboid) ¹

4. Noun. (alternative spelling of amoeboid#Noun amoeboid) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amoeboid

1. amoeba [adj] - See also: amoeba

Medical Definition of Amoeboid

1. Amoeba-like. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amoeboid

amoebiasis cutis
amoebic
amoebic abscess
amoebic colitis
amoebic dysentery
amoebic granuloma
amoebicidal
amoebicide
amoebida
amoebiform
amoebiosis
amoebism
amoebocyte
amoebocytes
amoeboid (current term)
amoeboid movement
amoeboids
amoebous
amoebozoan
amoebozoans
amok
amoks
amole
amoles
amomum
amomums
among
amonge

Literary usage of Amoeboid

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1912)
"Hence, the phenomena of protoplasmic streaming and amoeboid motion are readily traced to the same origin. T. BRAILSFORD ROBERTSON UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ..."

2. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"Such phenomena are spoken of as amoeboid movements, since they were first exactly studied in Amoebae ; in the vegetable kingdom they are exhibited almost ..."

3. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"Sucli movements of the substance of the corpuscles are called amoeboid, ... During all these movements, and during all similar amoeboid movements, ..."

4. A Text-book of histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"amoeboid Movement. Successive changes in shape and position of fresh-water ... (a) amoeboid movement. This consists in the pushing outward by the cell of ..."

5. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"CHAPTER VIII amoeboid PROTOZOA (Sarcodina) BY CH EDMONDSON Assistant Professor of Zoology, University of Oregon THE minute animals consisting of but a ..."

6. The Evolution of Man: A Popular Exposition of the Principal Points of Human by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1897)
"Thu amoeboid Egg-cells. — The Egg is Older than the Hen. ... A Community of Homogeneous amoeboid Cells. ..."

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