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amoeba

uh mee buh

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

  • Amoeba Many another political bonnet was buzzing with the thought that the Republicans were through.
  • To first-year biology students, the amoeba is one of the oldest, simplest and most fascinating forms of animal life.
  • What guides an axon on its incredible voyage is a "growth cone," a creepy, crawly sprout that looks something like an amoeba.
News & Articles

  • 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...        
    June 18, 2013 - ABC News
  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - WFTV 9 Orlando
  • 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...
    June 18, 2013 - ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Ben Olson in Long Beach Press-Telegram
    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."
  • Paul McCartney in Exclaim!
    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...
  • Dennis Miller in Media Matters for America
    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...

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