Lsch ascribed tropical dysentery to an ameba, named by him Amba coli, in 1875.
The ameba solves this difficulty by dividing to form two amebæ.
Yet, is man any less a unit than the ameba, or any other simple organism?
Some are simple like the ameba, others are very complex in structure.
The cells are better off than the ameba, for their food is brought to them.
The cells are like the tiny animal, the ameba, and can take in the food by any part of their bodies.
The "jiner" is an ameba that clings to flotsam, instead of floating free in the great ocean of life.
It corresponds most closely to the encystment of certain protozoa—the ameba for example.
ameba are microorganisms of the simplest structure—a protoplasm which is constantly changing in shape.
The whiplike processes with which certain cells, as the ameba, are provided.
ameba a·me·ba or amoeba (ə-mē'bə)
n. pl. a·me·bas or a·me·bae (-bē)
A protozoa of the genus Amoeba and of related genera, occurring in soil and water and parasitic in animals.
Another spelling of amoeba.