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Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
Albert Claude

Meaning of "amoeba" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AMOEBA

From New Latin, from Greek amoibē change, from ameibein to change, exchange.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AMOEBA

amoeba  [əˈmiːbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMOEBA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amoeba is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AMOEBA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

amoeba

Amoeba

Amoeba is a genus of Protozoa that consists of unicellular organisms which do not have a definite shape.

Definition of amoeba in the English dictionary

The definition of amoeba in the dictionary is any protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, esp any of the genus Amoeba, able to change shape because of the movements of cell processes. They live in fresh water or soil or as parasites in man and animals.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMOEBA


ameba
əˈmiːbə
ARIBA
əˈriːbə
Bathsheba
bæθˈʃiːbə
Beersheba
bɪəˈʃiːbə
Bourguiba
bʊəˈɡiːbə
Curitiba
ˌkʊərɪˈtiːbə
endameba
ˌendəˈmiːbə
endamoeba
ˌɛndəˈmiːbə
entameba
ˌentəˈmiːbə
entamoeba
ˌɛntəˈmiːbə
Geber
ˈdʒiːbə
gleba
ˈɡliːbə
Kariba
kəˈriːbə
Madiba
məˈdiːbə
myxamoeba
ˌmɪksəˈmiːbə
peba
ˈpiːbə
riba
ˈriːbə
Sheba
ˈʃiːbə
zareba
zəˈriːbə
zareeba
zəˈriːbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMOEBA

amobarbital
amoebae
amoebaean
amoeban
amoebean
amoebiases
amoebiasis
amoebic
amoebic dysentery
amoebiform
amoebocyte
amoeboid
amok
amokura
amole
amomum
Amon
among
among others
amongst

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMOEBA

aba
Abba
Alba
araba
Aruba
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baba
cba
Cuba
Elba
limba
Makeba
Manitoba
oba
Queen of Sheba
Saba
samba
scuba
tuba
Zumba

Synonyms and antonyms of amoeba in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «amoeba» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AMOEBA

Find out the translation of amoeba to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of amoeba from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amoeba» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变形虫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ameba
570 millions of speakers

English

amoeba
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अमीबा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأميبا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

амеба
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ameba
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবাণুবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amibe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amoeba
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Amöbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アメーバ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아메바
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amoeba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trùng a míp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அமீபாக்களின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अमीबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

amip
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ameba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ameba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

амеба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amoeba
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμοιβάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

amoeba
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

amöba
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

amøbe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amoeba

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMOEBA»

The term «amoeba» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.088 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AMOEBA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amoeba

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2 QUOTES WITH «AMOEBA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word amoeba.
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Albert Claude
Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
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James Dobson
Clearly, the Scripture tells us that we lack the capacity to grasp God's infinite mind or the way He intervenes in our lives. How arrogant of us to think otherwise! Trying to analyze His omnipotence is like an amoeba attempting to comprehend the behavior of man.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMOEBA»

Discover the use of amoeba in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amoeba and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Squish: Super Amoeba. No. 1
Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully.
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The Biology of Amoeba
Kwang Jeon. “entamebid” group as the Entamoebidae, the “ mayorellid ” group as the family Mayorellidae, and the “thecamebid” group as the family Thecamoebidae. The first two families are placed (Bovee and Jahn, 1966) in the same order ...
Kwang Jeon, 2012
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Amoeba Management: The Dynamic Management System for Rapid ...
Facilitating the understanding required to divide your organization into small units with self-supporting accounting, this book supplies the tools to achieve a system of management by all whereby all amoeba members focus their strengths on ...
Kazuo Inamori, 2012
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Biology for CXC
How does Amoeba control its water content? Water constantly enters an amoeba's body from outside. The cell membrane is semi-permeable and water passes across it because of osmosis (see page 39). What would happen if the amoeba ...
M.B.V. Roberts, June Mitchelmore, 2000
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Fitness Consequences of Genetic and Phenotypic Chimeras in ...
Previous work on D. discoideum has shown that uniclonal slugs migrate further than chimeric slugs of the same size across agar.
David I. Castillo, 2008
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The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes
These are secreted by the amoeba and assembled on its surface, leaving an opening at one end. They are shaped like Greek amphorae, without handles. The shell affords protection and the amoeba Figure 7 Testate amoeba, Euglypha ...
Nicholas P. Money, 2014
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Symbiosis as a Source of Evolutionary Innovation: Speciation ...
In a recently established amoeba-bacteria symbiosis (Jeon 1983a), new bacterial symbionts became integrated in the host amoebae such that the hosts became dependent on the symbionts within a few years. The presence of endosymbionts  ...
Lynn Margulis, René Fester, 1991
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When Lean Enterprises Collide: Competing Through Confrontation
A variety of formal meetings at the global (i.e., Kyocera-wide), corporate, product group, division, and amoeba level are used to keep communication open among different levels of management. Usually, the person responsible for the meeting ...
Robin Cooper, 1995
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Evidences of a Sexual-Cycle in the Life-History of Amoeba ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Gary Nathan Calkins, 2012
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Nietzsche's Philosophy of Science: Reflecting Science on the ...
To explain this point further we can extend an image Nietzsche supplies.11 The amoeba engulfing a bacterium may be said, in Nietzsche's usage of the term here, to interpret the bacterium as the amoeba absorbs or incorporates it.
Babette E. Babich, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMOEBA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term amoeba is used in the context of the following news items.
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Life of 21-year-old California woman claimed by brain-eating …
Tests performed by the CDC came up positive for the deadly amoeba's presence, and officials believe she came into contact with it while on ... «AOL News, Jul 15»
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Brain-eating amoeba: Naegleria claims another life
KARACHI: Another person was killed by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria Fowleri, taking the death toll in the province to 10 since April. «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Declares Existence of California Woman
It's unclear how the woman was exposed to the amoeba; however, infections typically happen when people swimming in warm freshwater ... «Thrasher Backer, Jul 15»
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A story about Dale Earnhardt and the Confederate flag
... so much the flag is a problem, as it is the fact that the majority of blue collar NASCAR fans in the Good Ol' South have the IQ of an amoeba. «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Linked to Warm Water Kills California Woman
A 21-year-old woman died recently after contracting a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm bodies of water. «AccuWeather.com, Jul 15»
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In an LA music store, I found my holy place
Such is the robust culture and vitality of Amoeba Music, a California chain ... For music nerds, especially this one, Amoeba might as well rhyme ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
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Celebrating summer in South Stormont
Shannon Rourke leads a group of kids in a game of amoeba tag outside the South Stormont Arena at a School's Out party on Friday, July 3, ... «Standard Freeholder, Jul 15»
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Blamed In The Death Of 21-Year-Old …
Brain-eating amoeba are blamed in the death of a 21-year-old California woman. Health officials confirmed the unidentified woman reported to ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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Family of young brain-eating amoeba victim keeping daughter's …
SPRING HILL, Kan. – July 9th will mark one year since 9-year-old Hally Yust died from a rarely-contracted brain eating amoeba. And the last ... «fox4kc.com, Jul 15»
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Amoeba Music Are Selling The Rarest, Most Expensive Record …
Amoeba Music, one of the world's most iconic record stores, are known for their extensive collection of records as well as stocking some pretty ... «Tone Deaf, Jul 15»

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