amoeba, ameba

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(ă-mē′bă)

(ă-mē′bē)

pl. amoebas, amoebae, amebas, amebae [Gr. amoibē, change]
Any member of the genus Amoeba or of related genera, e.g., Entamoeba. It has pseudopodia, by which it constantly changes its shape. Oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged by simple diffusion through the cell membrane. Reproduction is by binary fission. Some species of Entamoeba are parasitic in humans.
SEE: Amoeba

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