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amoebaean

[am-uh-bee-uh n] /ˌæm əˈbi ən/
adjective, Prosody
1.
alternately responsive, as verses in dialogue.
Also, amoebean.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin amoebae(us) antiphonal (< Greek amoibaîos interchanging, equivalent to amoib() alternation (cf. ameba) + -aios adj. suffix) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for amoebaean

amoebaean

/ˌæmɪˈbiːən/
adjective
1.
(prosody) of or relating to lines of verse dialogue that answer each other alternately
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