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[uh-mee-boid] /əˈmi bɔɪd/
adjective, Biology
resembling or related to amebas.
Also, amoeboid.
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ameboidism, noun Unabridged
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ameboidism in Medicine

ameboid a·me·boid or a·moe·boid (ə-mē'boid')

  1. Of or resembling an ameba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion.

  2. Having an irregular or asymmetric outline with peripheral projections, as the outline of a group of cells growing in a nutrient culture.

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