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".
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".
2. Amoebae, or amebae, inhabit the large intestine, where they cause ulcers and inflammation which can mimic ulcerative colitis.
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.