amoebo-, amoeb-, amoebi-, amebo-, ameb-, amebi-, -amoeba, -ameba +

(Greek: change, alteration; return, exchange)

Used in the sense "of or pertaining to a one-celled protozoan because it changes shape as it moves and feeds".

The presence of amebas in the urine.
amoeba, ameba (s); amoebae, amebae (pl)
1. A single-celled (protozoan) organism that constantly changes shape.
2. A single-celled organism found in water and in damp soil on land, and as a parasite of other organisms.

Lacking a fixed form and supporting structures, an amoeba consists of a protoplasmic mass in a thin membrane, and forms temporary projections pseudopodia in order to move.

Ameba can infect the bowels to cause diarrhea and the liver to cause abscess formation.

3. Etymology: from the Greek amoibe, "change".
An ooze of amoebas.
amoebiasis, amebiasis; amebiosis, amebism; amebiosis
1. An infection or disease caused by pathogenic amebas; especially, Entamoeba histolytica.
2. Amoebae, or amebae, inhabit the large intestine, where they cause ulcers and inflammation which can mimic ulcerative colitis.
amoebic, amebic
Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.
amoeboid, ameboid
1. Like an amoeba; especially, in having a variable irregular shape.
2. Of or resembling an ameba, or amoeba; especially, in changeability of form and means of locomotion.
3. Having an irregular or asymmetric outline with peripheral projections, as the outline of a group of cells growing in a nutrient culture.
entameba, entamoeba; endameba, endamoeba
A genus of amebas parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates.