Amoeboid



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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 Charles Darwin

This is the phenomenon of emigration, and is associated with the amoeboid movements of the white corpuscles.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

This movement seems to be of no service, any more than the incessant movement of amoeboid bodies.
More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II Charles Darwin

After some days the embryo discards its envelope and creeps about in an amoeboid manner.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

adjective
of, related to, or resembling amoebae

amoeboid a·moe·boid (ə-mē’boid’)
adj.
Variant of ameboid.

ameboid a·me·boid or a·moe·boid (ə-mē’boid’)
adj.

Of or resembling an ameba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion.

Having an irregular or asymmetric outline with peripheral projections, as the outline of a group of cells growing in a nutrient culture.

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