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  • noun

Synonyms for amoeba

naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion

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In addition to Amoeba Management, Inamori wrote A Passion For Success in 1995, For People - And For Profit in 1997, and A Compass to Fulfillment in 2009, which have collectively sold approximately 3 million copies worldwide.
He and Jacqueline Thomas of the University of New South Wales in Sydney report on amoebas as a"yet unquantified emerging health risk" in the Feb.
One such commonality is that farming occurs in societies," Aanen says, a pattern reinforced by the social amoebas.
The discovery could provide a molecular link between the bacteria-eating behavior of single-celled amoebas and similar behavior by cells of animals' immune systems.
A species of amoeba seems to possess a rudimentary form of memory that keeps it from walking around in circles.
Though microscopic, amoebas normally are shaped like "a piece of chewing gum that's been chewed," says Sharon G.
Graduate students working with Elisha Moses at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, were attempting to record the mechanics of normal cell division of amoebas cultured in laboratory flasks.
However, amoebas ate few beads treated with A-factor and rejected them entirely when concentrations of the peptide became too high.
Some of the fossils from Victoria Island are bacteria, but many represent larger, eukaryotic cells--the branch on the tree of life that harbors all animals, plants, fungi, and a vast microcosm of single-celled protists including amoebas and paramecia.
From amoebas to humans, many animals can become cannibalistic under the right circumstances.
Their maps show blobs slinking across the ocean like amoebas on a microscope slide.
Smaller, rounder versions of the freshwater amoebas studied by high school students, they ooze through the cloudy fluid, eating specks of ground rice.
Homemade saline solutions--made by dissolving salt tablets in water--are not sterile, they point out, even when made with distilled water, and can quickly become overgrown with potentially infectious bacteria and amoebas.
Scientists think these amoebas use enzymes to eat a hole in a victim's cell wall before extracting the cell's contents or even slipping through the opening to eat the cell from the inside out.
The invention's unique design insures that its users' noses are protected from intrusion by potentially deadly amoebas.