amebic

[uh-mee-bik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling an ameba.
2.
characterized by or due to the presence of amebas, as certain diseases.
Also, amoebic.


Origin:
ameb(a) + -ic

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ameba (əˈmiːbə)
 
n , pl -bae, -bas
the usual US spelling of amoeba
 
a'mebic
 
adj

amoeba or ameba (əˈmiːbə)
 
n , pl -bae, -bas
any protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, esp any of the genus Amoeba, able to change shape because of the movements of cell processes (pseudopodia). They live in fresh water or soil or as parasites in man and animals
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek amoibē change, from ameibein to change, exchange]
 
ameba or ameba (əˈmiːbə, -biː)
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek amoibē change, from ameibein to change, exchange]
 
a'moebic or ameba
 
adj
 
a'mebic or ameba
 
adj

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amebic a·me·bic or amoebic (ə-mē'bĭk)
adj.
Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.

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But then an individual was misdiagnosed as having amebic dysentery, a parasitic infection.
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