amebic


amebic
ameba (esp. Brit. amoeba) NOUN (pl. amebas or amebae) a microscopic single-celled animal which is able to change shape.
DERIVATIVES amebic adjective ameboid adjective.
ORIGIN from Greek amoib 'change, alternation' .

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  • amebic — amebic; end·amebic; …   English syllables

  • amebic — /euh mee bik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling an ameba. 2. characterized by or due to the presence of amebas, as certain diseases. Also, amoebic. [AMEB(A) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • amebic — adjective Of, or pertaining to, an amoeba …   Wiktionary

  • amebic — Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas …   Medical dictionary

  • amebic — Synonyms and related words: Euglena, adenovirus, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, amoeba, anaerobe, anaerobic bacteria, animalcule, bacillus, bacteria, bacterium, bug, coccus, colon bacillus, diatom, disease producing microorganism, dyad, echovirus,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • amebic — adj. pertaining to or resembling an ameba (microscopic one celled organism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amebic — adjective an American spelling of amoebic …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • amebic — /əˈmibɪk/ (say uh meebik) adjective → amoebic …   Australian English dictionary

  • amebic — adjective pertaining to or resembling amoebae amoebic dysentery • Syn: ↑amoebic, ↑amoeban, ↑ameban, ↑amoebous, ↑amebous • Pertains to noun: ↑amoeba ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • amebic dysentery — n acute human intestinal amebiasis caused by a common ameba of the genus Entamoeba (E. histolytica) and marked by dysentery, abdominal pain, and erosion of the intestinal wall * * * dysentery due to intestinal ulceration caused by severe… …   Medical dictionary