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ameba variant of amoeba.
amebiasis an infection caused by amoebas, esp. parasitic protozoans in the liver or intestines.
amebocyte variant of amoebocyte.
ameer a variant of emir.
ameliorate to make better; improve. [2 definitions]
amen thus it is; may it be so (used at the end of a prayer or statement to express agreement or approval). [3 definitions]
amenable willing to respond, agree, or submit; agreeable; pliable. [3 definitions]
amen corner in some Protestant churches in the southern United States, a seating section for those who lead the congregation's responses of "amen."
amend to formally change by rephrasing, or to add to or subtract from (a legislative bill, a contract, a treaty, or the like). [3 definitions]
amendable combined form of amend.
amendment an addition to, change to, or deletion from a document such as a legislative bill or contract. [3 definitions]
amends (used with a sing. or pl. verb) payment or compensation given to repair or satisfy damage, injury, or loss.
amenity (pl.) social courtesies; agreeable manners; pleasantries. [3 definitions]
amenorrhea abnormal absence or stoppage of menstruation.
ament1 a dense, drooping cluster of scalelike flowers growing around a spike, found on trees such as poplars, birches, and willows; catkin.
ament2 one who is mentally impaired or retarded.
amentia serious mental retardation, caused by genetic factors. (Cf. dementia.)
amerce to punish by a fine or penalty, esp. a penalty not specified in law.
America the United States. [3 definitions]
American of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the United States or its peoples, culture, language, government, or the like. [5 definitions]
American Beauty a type of hybrid rose that bears long-stemmed red flowers.