a migratory, ameboid cell found in many invertebrates that functions in excretion, assimilation, etc.
any cell having properties similar to an amoeba, such as shape, mobility, and ability to engulf particles
amoebocyte a·moe·bo·cyte (ə-mē’bə-sīt’)
Variant of amebocyte.
amebocyte a·me·bo·cyte or a·moe·bo·cyte (ə-mē’bə-sīt’)
An ameboid cell, such as a white blood cell.
A blood cell in an in vitro tissue culture.
. resembling or related to . Historical Examples amoeboid: applied to movements similar to those of an amoeba. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith He was, we think, wrong in adhering to the belief that the movements of aggregated masses are of an amoeboid nature. More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II […]
(among members of certain Southeast Asian cultures) a psychic disturbance characterized by depression followed by a manic urge to murder. . run / go amok. (def 3). Contemporary Examples They had her give the weather update, and even let her mangle the word “amok.” The 6 Craziest Carrie Prejean Moments The Daily Beast Video November […]
(among members of certain Southeast Asian cultures) a psychic disturbance characterized by depression followed by a manic urge to murder. . run / go amok. (def 3). noun a state of murderous frenzy, originally observed among Malays adverb run amok, to run about with or as if with a frenzied desire to kill adv. in […]
noun (pl) amokura a white pelagian bird, Paethon rubricauda, of tropical latitudes in the Indian and Pacific oceans, with a red beak and long red tail feathers