like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape)
Syn: ↑amoeboid
Pertains to noun: ↑ameba (for: ↑amoeboid), ↑ameba

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variant of amoeboid

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ameboidism, n.
/euh mee"boyd/, adj. Biol.
resembling or related to amebas.
Also, amoeboid.
[AMEB(A) + -OID]

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