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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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[Plural] noun- Naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion.

Usage examples (25)
  • Fleas, intestinal worms, and amebas are parasites.
  • Many healthy people have amebas without becoming sick.
  • Diarrhea with blood may be caused by either amebas or bacteria.
  • Less commonly, amebas cause painful, dangerous abscesses in the liver. for more
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