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Synonyms for amoeba

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

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While the amoeba does not cause any harm if digested, it can prove fatal if forced up one's nose.
owczarzaki has three life stages, acting independently in some stages and aggregating with other amoebas in others.
The EDO said this was not an epidemic disease and the amoeba of naegleria reached to brain with water only through nose.
Wet mount film of CSF showed Naegleria fowleri amoeba.
The shells of this genus are usually small, of low density and composed of endogenous material secreted by the amoeba itself, which allows greater ease of occupation of the plankton habitat.
Naegleria Fowleri an amoeba commonly found in warm, fresh water, and enters the human body nasally, typically infecting people while swimming3 or more commonly in our set-up, during deep nasal cleansing while performing wudu.
Also, washing contact lenses with tap water causes certain types of bacteria, such as 'Acantho Amoeba', to become stuck to the lens, which in turn may lead to Acantha Amoeba keratitis, a condition caused by an amoeba -- a parasite found in almost all tap water.
Family members have told media outlets that Zachary Reyna contracted Naegleria fowleri - an amoeba that causes deadly brain infections- while knee boarding with some friends in a ditch near his house in LaBelle on Aug.
an unprincipled coward with the backbone of an amoeba.
California-based mega-retailer Amoeba Music, the last big record store on the block, has moved into the digital age with both feet, with its inauguration of a revamped website.
Amoeba management; the dynamic management system for rapid market response.
The amoeba -- Naegleria fowleri -- lives in warm, unclean water.
Pakistan: Authorities in Pakistan s largest city have launched an urgent investigation after a rare water-borne "brain-eating" amoeba killed 10 people in four months, officials said Tuesday.
Although they worked for many years with wasps and stingless bees, Queller and Strassmann's current "lab rat" is the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, known as Dicty for short.