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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

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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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Os graficos do tipo ameba visavam a permitir aos agricultores comparar os resultados com os obtidos no mes anterior, atraves da observacao da variacao de cada indicador.
The concordance rates for the slide challenges with target diagnoses of HSIL and SCC fared only slightly better than the Ameba challenges, at 57.
8-11) Thomas and Ashbolt determined a mean free-living ameba detection rate of 45% in a 2011 meta-analysis of 26 reports of the presence of free-living amebae in drinking water treatment systems in 18 different countries.
Ameba streaming TV service for children is also available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as online at http://www.
1), provincia de Buenos Aires, durante octubre de 2007, se colectaron 800 abejas y se detectaron en nueve de ellas, formas troficas (trofozoitos) y quisticas cuyas caracteristicas correspondian con las de una ameba.
Nao existe duvida que esse lodo ou ameba, ou qualquer porcao do protoplasma que lhes seja similar, sente.
She added that she had fallen ill in the past and when she went to hospital, doctors told her that germs and bacteria in her hands were the cause of ameba which is a bacteria in the intestines that made her sick.
They are very susceptible to things you and I wouldn't even think about--protozoa, funguses, ameba, and viruses.
LUCA es el origen comun de organismos tan dispares como pueden ser un elefante, una ameba o un colibri.
Piensese por ejemplo en una ameba que ha resistido la labor destructiva durante casi dos mil millones de anos.
La diferencia entre Einstein y una ameba, aunque ambos emplean el metodo de ensayo y error, estriba en que a la ameba le desagrada equivocarse, mientras que a Einstein le intriga: busca errores conscientemente y desea aprender descubriendolos y suprimiendolos.