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Definition of the noun amoeba

What does amoeba mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amoebas / amoebae (less preferred form)

  1. naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
    • examples: I feel like an amoeba. | This rare brain-eating amoeba travels up the nose to the brain and starts eating it. | Amoeba is animalcular. | Amoeba relates to protozoa. | The English word "amoeba" and the Japanese word "tatoeba" don't rhyme.
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of amoeba: ameba
    • more generic words: rhizopod / rhizopodan = protozoa characterized by a pseudopod
    • more specific word: endameba = any ameba of the genus Endamoeba
    • member of: Amoebida / Amoebina / order Amoebida / order Amoebina = the animal order including amoebas


  1. Amoeba a.k.a. Amoeba Music is an independent music chain with stores in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Founded by former employees of nearby Rasputin Records, it opened on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley in 1990. The stores are unusually large given their independent status. The San Francisco store, which opened in 1997 in the Haight-Ashbury district, is especially notable for its size. Occupying a 24,000 square foot former bowling alley, the store regularly stocks upwards of 100,000 CDs, vinyl records, and audio cassettes, both new and used.
  2. Amoeba is a record label.


  1. Amoeba is an experimental music group that fuses the pop and ambient music genres. They formed in California, USA in 1992. The core members of the group are ambient musician Robert Rich and guitarist/bassist Rick Davies.
    • albums: "Pivot", "Eye Catching", "Watchful"
  2. AMOEBA is a Hungarian musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Omega Amoeba, Amoeba Assassin and Amoeba Assassins.


"Amoeba": White patinated bronze,cast in 1984.

  • begun in and completed in (50 years ago)
  • media: bronze
  • artist: Louise Bourgeois


  1. "Amoeba" is a studio album by Critters Buggin of Seattle, Washington recorded and released in 1999.
  2. "Amoeba" is a composition.
  3. "Amoeba" is a musical EP of Max & Harvey.
    • released on (4 years ago)


  1. Amoeba is a distributed operating system developed by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and others at the Vrije Universiteit. The aim of the Amoeba project was to build a timesharing system that makes an entire network of computers appear to the user as a single machine. Development at the Vrije Universiteit was stopped: the files in the latest version were last modified on 12 February 2001.
  2. Amoeba: In complex analysis, a branch of mathematics, an amoeba is a set associated with a polynomial in one or more complex variables. Amoebas have applications in algebraic geometry, espcially tropical geometry.

Phrases with Amoeba

Phrases starting with the word Amoeba:

  1. Amoeba dubia
  2. Amoeba guttula
  3. Amoeba proteus
  4. Amoeba Pulchra
  5. Amoeba radiosa
  6. Amoeba spumosa
  7. Amoeba striata
  8. Amoeba gorgonia
  9. Amoeba limicola
  10. Amoeba discoides
  11. Amoeba verrocosa
  12. Amoeba Biddulphiae
  13. Amoeba vespertilio
  14. Amoeba-Like Protozoans

Phrases ending with the word Amoeba:

  1. genus amoeba
  2. Species Amoeba
  3. Apiosoma Amoeba
  4. Spilogaster amoeba

Other phrases containing the word Amoeba:

  1. species Amoeba dubia
  2. species Amoeba guttula

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amoeba

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Google previewThe Living Age (1858)

The Amoeba is a single cell : it has no “ organs " whatever, but crawls along the surface by extemporizing an arm or a...

Google previewBlackwood's Magazine (1858)

The Amoeba is a single cell : it has no " organs " whatever, but crawls along the surface by extemporising an arm or a leg out...

Google previewLittell's Living Age (1858)

by Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell

The Amoeba is a single cell : it has no " organs " whatever, but crawls along the surface by extemporizing an arm or a leg...

Google previewThe Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art (1858)

"The Amoeba is a single cell: it has no “organs” whatever, but crawls along the surface by extemporizing an arm or a leg...

Google previewThe Living Age ... (1858)

by Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell

The Amoeba is a single cell : it has no " organs " whatever, but crawls along the surface by extemporizing an arm or a leg...

Google previewDynamical Systems and Group Actions (2012)

by Lewis Bowen, R. I. Grigorchuk, Yaroslav Vorobets

An amoeba is a finite connected graph G (with loops) having edge-labels A, B, C, ...

Google previewOrthobionomics (1996)

Hygienic System by Herbert M. Shelton

The amoeba is a colorless, single-celled...

The amoeba is the lowest type of cell life. It swims about in the water and nourishes itself from the food found there.

Google previewCells and Systems (2006)

by Holly Wallace

The amoeba is a tiny, uni-cellular organism that lives in water. lts cytoplasm flows ...

Google previewNetwork Dictionary (2007)

by Javvin Www Networkdictionary Com, Jielin Dong

Amoeba Software Amoeba is a distributed operating system. Amoeba is a powerful microkernel-based system that turns a collection of workstations or single-board computers into a transparent distributed system. It runs on the SPARC (Sun4c ...

Google previewThe Eclectic Magazine (1858)

by John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell

The Amoeba is a single ce 1: it has no “ organs” whatever, but crawls along the surface by extemporizing an arm or a...

Google previewPopular Science News (1890)

The amoeba is a very tiny creature, visible only by the aid of the microscope.

Google previewTo Dance With Angels (1996)

An Amazing Journey to the Heart With the Phenomenal Thomas Jacobson and the Grand Spirit, "Dr. Peebles" by Don Pendleton, J. M. Peebles

Even the lowly amoeba is a majestic miracle of purposeful activity when considered in company with a band of lifeless molecules. The molecules are steadily decaying and giving up energy while the amoeba absorbs that energy and grows ...

Google previewThe Life Sciences

An amoeba is a turgid system ; owing to this the plasmagel is continuously under tension. The plasmagel is elastic and consequently is pushed out at the region where its elastic strength is lowest. This results in the formation of pseudopods" ...

Google previewFantastic Voyages (2003)

Learning Science Through Science Fiction Films by Leroy W. Dubeck, Suzanne E. Moshier, Judith E. Boss

An amoeba is a one-celled organism that lives at the bottom ...

Google previewThe Unheeded Cry (2010)

by Bernard Rollin

Amoeba is a beast of prey, and gives the impression of being controlled by the same elemental impulses as higher beasts of prey. If it were as' large as a whale, it is quite conceivable that occasions might arise when the attribution to it H. S. ...

Google previewSelf Comes to Mind (2012)

Constructing the Conscious Brain by Antonio Damasio

The lively amoeba is a good ...

Google previewThe Journal of the American Medical Association (1894)

The amoeba is the lowest organism that exhibits the essential characteristics of animal life and its genesis is in...

The amoeba is a single cell whose habitat is water containing protoplasm, and at rest and not under pressure, is globular.

Google previewAssumptions of Grand Logics (2012)

by J.K. Feibleman

The amoeba is a more rigid organism than a giraffe. By the same token, it has maintained itself longer and it is less complex. (3) Kinds. Kinds of Organization and Kinds of Interaction are not to be simply correlated, since each one has to do ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Amoeba. An amoeba is a one-celled creature that is among the simplest of all living organisms. Most amoebas are so small that they can only be seen though a microscope. There they look ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Face and Form Reading (1920)

A Complete Summary of Character Analysis ... Physical and Mental Traits Revealed by Mary Olmstead Stanton

The amoeba is capable of spontaneous motion, both as regards change of external form and of progressing from place to place. Motions may also be evoked by various stimuli; hence free protoplasm, in common with muscular fibre and ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

A disease of the intestines, primarily the colon, caused by the one-celled microorganism (amoeba), Entamoeba histolytica. The amoeba is often acquired from food and water contaminated by sewage. Amoebic dysentery is difficult to diagnose ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1884)

by Charles Annandale

The Amoeba (Pl. CLXIII.-CLXIV. fig. 30), an organism common in all our fresh water ponds and ditches, may be selected as a very familiar representative of this class. It exists as a microscopic mass of protoplasm, which, when placed under the ...

Google previewGreen's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine and Surgery (1907)

The amoeba coli in relation to dysentery is also a question of dispute and individual opinion. The discovery of so-called amoebic dysentery was, by the believers of the potency for evil of this infusorian, supposed to afford a solution also of liver ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

Amoeba A genus of protists formerly placed in the phylum Rhizopoda but now, on the basis of molecular systematics, classified as * amoebozoans. Amoeba spp. have temporary body projections called * pseudopodia.

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Robert Hine

Amoeba A genus of protists (see also protozoa) formerly placed in the phylum Rhizopoda but now, on the basis of molecular systematics, classified as * amoebozoans. Amoeba spp. have lobe-shaped *pseudopodia, which are used for ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

amoeba Genus of protozoa, but also an imprecise name given to several types of free-living unicellular phagocytic organism. Giant forms (e.g. Amoeba proteus) may be up to 2 mm long, and crawl over surfaces by protruding ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2003)

by Michael Allaby

amoeba (ameba) Any ...

Google previewThe Star Trek Encyclopedia (2011)

by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek

amoeba. A massive spaceborne singlecelled organism that consumed the Gamma 7A System and the U.S.S. Intrepid in 2268. The creature strongly resembled microscopic protozoans found on terrestrial planets, save for its ...

Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

An infection caused by the genus Amoeba or related genera, especially in the intestine with Entamoeba histolytica. Saprophytic amoebae (USA: amebas) also occasionally cause ...

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A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known. (Bertrand Russell)
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