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amoeboid

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

moving and feeding in the manner of Amoeba, by the action of PSEUDOPODIA.
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Thus, as represented by the amoeboid movement in conventional light microscopy, it was common to consider that the predominant explanation of the cell dynamics and intracellular movement involves the transition between the sol/gel states of intracellular soluble proteins occupying the cytoplasm (Buchsbaum et al., 1987; Taylor & Condeelis, 1979; Pollack, 2001).