amoeba amoeba  /ə ˈmi bə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion

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Usage(s):

  1. Amoeba Many another political bonnet was buzzing with the thought that the Republicans were through.
  2. To first-year biology students, the amoeba is one of the oldest, simplest and most fascinating forms of animal life.
  3. Arshile Gorky's Garden in Sochi uses Miro-like amoeba shapes to express an infant memory.

News

  1. Warm Weather Stirs Up Amoeba Warning

    Florida health officials are urging swimmers to steer clear of stagnant water, which could be home to millions of microscopic killers. Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba invisible to the naked eye, loves to lurk in warm, standing water, according to a warning released by the Florida Department of...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

  2. Swimmers warned of amoeba in Fla. waters

    Swimmers are urged to steer clear of stagnant water, which could be home to millions of microscopic killers, Florida health officials said. ABC News reports that an amoeba invisible to the naked eye called Naegleria fowleri lurks in warm, standing water, according to the Florida Department of Health. Officials said the amoeba is usually harmless, but it can cause a fatal brain infection if ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando

  3. Brain-Eating Amoeba Warning in Florida

    Florida health officials are urging swimmers to steer clear of stagnant water, which could be home to millions of microscopic killers. Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba invisible to the naked eye, loves to lurk in warm, standing water, according to a warning released by the Florida Department of...        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ABC News

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Quotes

  1. "It's always a tough thing when you're injured," Olson said. "You feel somewhat helpless, kind of like an amoeba-ish blob, just existing in space. It's been tough to sit back and feel like you can't help you're team out in any way."
    on Nov 14, 2006 By: Ben Olson Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram

  2. Here is what Sir Paul McCartney, aka the Cute Beatle, said on the event's website: "There's nothing as glamorous to me as a record store. When I recently played Amoeba in LA, I realised what fantastic memories such a collection of music brings back...
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Paul McCartney Source: Exclaim!

  3. After O'Reilly compared Pelosi's comments following the November 2009 elections to "George Custer at the Little Big Horn, before the arrow went through his throat," Miller added, "This woman could lose a game of Tic-Tac-Toe to an amoeba, for...
    on Apr 7, 2010 By: Dennis Miller Source: Media Matters for America

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