ameboidism
1. The performance of movements similar to those of an ameba. SYN: amebaism (1). 2. Denoting a condition sometimes seen in certain nerve cells.

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ame·boid·ism (ə-meґboid-iz-əm) a type of motility characteristic of amebae and certain other cells, occurring as a result of protrusion of pseudopods.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ameboid — ameboidism, n. /euh mee boyd/, adj. Biol. resembling or related to amebas. Also, amoeboid. [AMEB(A) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • amebaism — 1. SYN: ameboidism (1). 2. SYN: ameboididity …   Medical dictionary

  • ameboid — adjective like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape) • Syn: ↑amoeboid • Pertains to noun: ↑ameba (for: ↑amoeboid), ↑ameba * * * variant of amoeboid * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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