Studies on some amoebae from the termite Mirotermes, with notes on some other protozoa from the Termitidae.
You can figure things out in your own little head instead of just getting along on dum psionic luck like us amoebae.
Now, the amoebae have neither a nervous system nor distinguishable organs of any kind.
The amoebae are almost invariably found in the large intestine; one species, indeed, is termed Amoeba coli.
1855, from Modern Latin Amoeba, genus name (1841), from Greek amoibe "change," related to ameibein "to change, exchange," from PIE *e-meigw-, extended form of root *mei- "to change, go, move" (see mutable). So called for its constantly changing shape. Related: Amoebaean; amoebic.
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.
amoeba a·moe·ba (ə-mē'bə)
Variant of ameba.
Amoeba A·moe·ba (ə-mē'bə)
n. pl. a·moe·bas or a·moe·bae (-bē)
A genus of protozoa of the class Sarcodina or Rhizopoda.
Any of several genera of protozoa that are parasitic in humans, especially Entamoeba.
Plural amoebas or amoebae (ə-mē'bē)
Any of various one-celled aquatic or parasitic protozoans of the genus Amoeba or related genera, having no definite form and consisting of a mass of protoplasm containing one or more nuclei surrounded by a flexible outer membrane. Amoebas move by means of pseudopods.
Another spelling of amoeba.