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ameba

 [ah-me´bah] (pl. ame´bae, amebas) (L.)
a minute, one-celled protozoan. The common laboratory example is Amoeba proteus. The usual cause of human amebic infection is Entamoeba histolytica.

a·me·ba

, pl.

a·me·bae

,

a·me·bas

(ă-mē'bă, -bē, -băz), Do not use the singular ameba as a plural form.
Common name for Amoeba and similar naked, lobose, sarcodine protozoa.

ameba

/ame·ba/ (ah-me´bah) pl. ame´bae, amebas   [L.] a minute protozoan (class Rhizopoda, subphylum Sarcodina), occurring as a single-celled nucleated mass of protoplasm that changes shape by extending cytoplasmic processes (pseudopodia), by means of which it moves about and absorbs food; most amebae are free-living but some parasitize humans.ame´bic

ameba

(ə-mē′bə)
n.
Variant of amoeba.

ameba

[əmē′bə] pl. amebae, amebas
Etymology: Gk, amoibe, change
a microscopic, single-celled, parasitic organism. Several species may be parasitic in humans, including Entamoeba histolytica and E. coli, a nonpathogenic species of Entamoeba often confused with E. histolytica. Also spelled amoeba. amebic, adj.

ameba

Drug slang
A regionally popular term for PCP, see there.

a·me·ba

, pl. amebae, pl. amebas (ă-mē'bă, -bē, -băz)
Common name for Amoeba and similar naked, lobose, sarcodine protozoa.
Synonym(s): amoeba.

a·me·ba

, pl. amebae, pl. amebas (ă-mē'bă, -bē, -băz)
Common name for Amoeba and similar naked, lobose, sarcodine protozoa.
Synonym(s): amoeba.

ameba

pl. amobae, amobas [L.] a minute protozoan. The common laboratory example is Amoeba proteus.

Patient discussion about ameba

Q. is an Amoeba dangerous?? and how can i get rid of it? my son is in Peru, he called and told me he got an Amoeba..i have no idea if it's dangerous or not, and how to get rid of it. and what kinds of food he needs to avoid.I'll appreciate help!

A. oooo...an Amoeba is a nasty one...but not so dangerous! it's a one celled parasite which gets into your body if you eat in restaurants that the cook doesn't wash hands after going to the bathroom..it multiplies in your intestine and makes you diarrhea like hell. but if you'll treat it right it will go away as nothing happened. if you don't it can give you liver cyst. and that's not good. he should see a Dr.

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Media Contact: Shannon Gusy, Ameba Marketing, +1 858 946 0246, shannon@amebamarketing.
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