ameboid


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

ameboid

 [ah-me´boid]
resembling an ameba.

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.
[ameba + G. eidos, appearance]

ameboid

adjective Amoeba-like

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
Fauci, "A computational model of ameboid deformation and locomotion," European Biophysics Journal, vol.
(14) Since only the ameboid trophozoites and not the cyst or flagellated forms of N.
Lzicarova et al., "Production of immune-modulatory nonclassical molecules HLA-G and HLAE by tumor infiltrating ameboid microglia/macrophages in glioblastomas: a role in innate immunity?" Journal of Neuroimmunology, vol.
Although microglial proliferation is a sign of proinflammatory microglial activation, the lack of a "bushy" or "ameboid" morphology suggests that proliferating progenitor cells become resting microglia.
Under the influence of this stimulus the endothelial cells of the adjacent blood vessels, containing carbon particles in their protoplasm, were seen to separate from each other, to become free and to transform themselves into ameboid cells, typical mononuclear exudate cells or macrophages.
Phylum 3 Granuloreticulosa [Foraminifera (Marine Ameboid Protists with Granular Pseudopodial Network) and Relatives]
Dilution of 1 drop of CSF with 1 mL of distilled water will allow transformation of the organism within 1-20 hours from the ameboid to the biflagellate form.
The performances of activated microglia include: (1) the alteration of cell morphology from the dendritic appearance to ameboid;[sup][24] (2) The increased expression of surface antigens such as CD14, CD36, CD39, CD45, CD47, and CD54;[sup][25],[26] and (3) The accompanied up-regulation of IL-1[sz], TNF-a, and iNOS.
Baker, "Characterization of ameboid microglia isolated from developing mammalian brain," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Moreover, treatment of diabetic mice with the [A.sub.2A] adenosine receptor agonist CGS21680 (3-[4-[2-[[6-amino-9-[(2R, 3R, 4S, 5S)-5-(ethylcarbamoyl)-3,4-dihydroxy-oxolan-2-yl]purin-2-yl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]propanoic acid) attenuated the morphological transformation of ramified microglia into an activated ameboid microglia and resulted in marked decreases in diabetes-induced retinal cell death and TNF-[alpha] release [43].
consists of an ameboid vegetative phase, a cyst phase, and a plantlike fruiting phase (6).