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Of or resembling an amoeba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion.
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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.
[ameba + G. eidos, appearance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
amoeboidResembling 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
amoeboidmoving and feeding in the manner of Amoeba, by the action of PSEUDOPODIA.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005