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amoeboid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amoebiform  \A*m[oe]"bi*form\,  Amoeboid  \A*m[oe]"boid\,  a. 
  [Am[oe]ba  +  -form  or  -oid.]  (Biol.) 
  Resembling  an  am[oe]ba;  am[oe]ba-shaped;  changing  in  shape 
  like  an  am[oe]ba. 
 
  {Am[oe]boid  movement},  movement  produced,  as  in  the  am[oe]ba, 
  by  successive  processes  of  prolongation  and  retraction. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amoeboid 
  adj  :  like  an  amoeba  (especially  in  having  a  variable  irregular 
  shape)  [syn:  {ameboid}] 




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