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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

Business

  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.

Groups

  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.

Artwork

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

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

Music

  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)

Miscellanea

  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 Limax
  3. Amoeba guttula
  4. Amoeba proteus
  5. Amoeba Pulchra
  6. Amoeba radiosa
  7. Amoeba Rodiosa
  8. Amoeba spumosa
  9. Amoeba striata
  10. Amoeba gorgonia
  11. Amoeba limicola
  12. Amoeba discoides
  13. Amoeba verrocosa
  14. Amoeba Verrucosa
  15. Amoeba Biddulphiae
  16. Amoeba vespertilio

Phrases ending with the word Amoeba:

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

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amoeba

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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 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 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 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 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 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 previewBiology , Science for Life with Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amoeba is a genus of Protozoa that consists of unicellular organisms which do ...

Google previewDiscover Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amoeba is a genus of Protozoa that consists of unicellular organisms which do not have a definite shape. The cell's organelles and cytoplasm are enclosed by a cell membrane; it obtains its food through phagocytosis. This makes amoebae ...

Google previewAlcamo's Microbes and Society (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amoeba is a genus of Protozoa that consists of unicellular organisms which do not have a definite shape. The cell's organelles and cytoplasm are enclosed by a cell membrane; it obtains its food through phagocytosis. This makes amoebae ...

Google previewCampbell Biology in Focus (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amoeba is a genus of Protozoa that consists of unicellular organisms which do not have a definite shape. The cell's organelles and cytoplasm are enclosed by a cell membrane; it obtains its food through phagocytosis. This makes amoebae ...

Google previewПереклад англійської наукової і технічної літератури. [англ./укр.] (2002)

Навчальний посібник для ВНЗ by Карабан В. І.

An amoeba is any of several microscopic, one-celled Protozoan ...

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 ...

Google previewBiological Explorations, A Human Approach (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amoeba is a genus of Protozoa that consists of unicellular organisms which do not have a definite shape. The cell's organelles and cytoplasm are enclosed by a cell membrane; it obtains its food through phagocytosis. This makes amoebae ...

Google previewLife (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amoeba is a genus of Protozoa that consists of unicellular organisms which do not have a definite shape. Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single parent, and inherit the genes of that parent only; ...

Google previewSelf Comes to Mind (2012)

Constructing the Conscious Brain by Antonio Damasio

The lively amoeba is a good ...

Google previewCells, Tissues, and Organs (2008)

by Richard Spilsbury

An amoeba is a one-celled animal that oan move around and hunt for food in pond ...

Google previewDictionary of Biology (2014)

by Bill Indge

An amoeba is a small organism that lives in freshwater. Its cytoplasm contains a higher concentration of dissolved molecules and mineral ions than that of the surrounding water. As a result, the cytoplasm has a lower water potential and water ...

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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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The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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