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amoeboid

(ə-mē′boid′)
adj.
Of or resembling an amoeba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion.

a·me·boid

(ă-mē'boyd)
1. Resembling an ameba in appearance or characteristics.
2. Of irregular outline with peripheral projections; denoting the outline of a form of colony in plate culture.
Synonym(s): amoeboid.
[ameba + G. eidos, appearance]

amoeboid

Resembling an amoeba, especially in its method of locomotion. An amoeba is a shapeless, jelly-like, single-celled organism that moves by pushing out a protrusion, a pseudopodium, in the required direction and then flowing into it.

amoeboid

moving and feeding in the manner of Amoeba, by the action of PSEUDOPODIA.