Amoeba A*moe"ba, Amoeba A*m[oe]"ba, n.; pl. L. {Am[oe]b[ae]}; E. {Am[oe]bas}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? change.] (Zo["o]l.) A rhizopod common in fresh water, capable of undergoing many changes of form at will. Same as {ameba}. See {Rhizopoda}. [1913 Webster] ||

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