1. Resembling an ameba in appearance or characteristics. 2. Of irregular outline with peripheral projections; denoting the outline of a form of colony in plate culture. [ameba + G. eidos, appearance]

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ame·boid or chiefly Brit amoe·boid ə-'mē-.bȯid adj resembling an ameba specif. in moving or changing shape by means of protoplasmic flow <\ameboid movement of monocytes>

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ame·boid (ə-meґboid) [amebo- + -oid] resembling an ameba in form or in movements.

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