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amoeba

a·moe·ba

amoeba

 
pronunciation:
mi b
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part of speech: noun
inflections: amoebae, amoebas
definition: a one-celled organism that changes its shape as it moves and engulfs food.
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Amoeba is a Latin word that scientists began using in the mid-1800s. The Latin word came from an ancient Greek word that means "a change."
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