See also: améba, amēba, and amebą

English

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Noun

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ameba (plural amebas or amebae)

  1. (American spelling) Alternative form of amoeba

Usage notes

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  • Amoeba is the more widespread spelling of this word in the US.

Derived terms

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Anagrams

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Finnish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from New Latin amēba, from Ancient Greek ἀμοιβή (amoibḗ).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɑme(ː)bɑ/, [ˈɑ̝me̞(ː)bɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmebɑ
  • Syllabification(key): a‧me‧ba

Noun

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ameba

  1. (biology) amoeba

Declension

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Inflection of ameba (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative ameba amebat
genitive ameban amebojen
partitive amebaa ameboja
illative amebaan ameboihin
singular plural
nominative ameba amebat
accusative nom. ameba amebat
gen. ameban
genitive ameban amebojen
amebain rare
partitive amebaa ameboja
inessive amebassa ameboissa
elative amebasta ameboista
illative amebaan ameboihin
adessive ameballa ameboilla
ablative amebalta ameboilta
allative ameballe ameboille
essive amebana ameboina
translative amebaksi ameboiksi
abessive amebatta ameboitta
instructive ameboin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of ameba (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative amebani amebani
accusative nom. amebani amebani
gen. amebani
genitive amebani amebojeni
amebaini rare
partitive amebaani amebojani
inessive amebassani ameboissani
elative amebastani ameboistani
illative amebaani ameboihini
adessive ameballani ameboillani
ablative amebaltani ameboiltani
allative ameballeni ameboilleni
essive amebanani ameboinani
translative amebakseni ameboikseni
abessive amebattani ameboittani
instructive
comitative ameboineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative amebasi amebasi
accusative nom. amebasi amebasi
gen. amebasi
genitive amebasi amebojesi
amebaisi rare
partitive amebaasi amebojasi
inessive amebassasi ameboissasi
elative amebastasi ameboistasi
illative amebaasi ameboihisi
adessive ameballasi ameboillasi
ablative amebaltasi ameboiltasi
allative ameballesi ameboillesi
essive amebanasi ameboinasi
translative amebaksesi ameboiksesi
abessive amebattasi ameboittasi
instructive
comitative ameboinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative amebamme amebamme
accusative nom. amebamme amebamme
gen. amebamme
genitive amebamme amebojemme
amebaimme rare
partitive amebaamme amebojamme
inessive amebassamme ameboissamme
elative amebastamme ameboistamme
illative amebaamme ameboihimme
adessive ameballamme ameboillamme
ablative amebaltamme ameboiltamme
allative ameballemme ameboillemme
essive amebanamme ameboinamme
translative amebaksemme ameboiksemme
abessive amebattamme ameboittamme
instructive
comitative ameboinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative amebanne amebanne
accusative nom. amebanne amebanne
gen. amebanne
genitive amebanne amebojenne
amebainne rare
partitive amebaanne amebojanne
inessive amebassanne ameboissanne
elative amebastanne ameboistanne
illative amebaanne ameboihinne
adessive ameballanne ameboillanne
ablative amebaltanne ameboiltanne
allative ameballenne ameboillenne
essive amebananne ameboinanne
translative amebaksenne ameboiksenne
abessive amebattanne ameboittanne
instructive
comitative ameboinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative amebansa amebansa
accusative nom. amebansa amebansa
gen. amebansa
genitive amebansa amebojensa
amebainsa rare
partitive amebaansa amebojaan
amebojansa
inessive amebassaan
amebassansa
ameboissaan
ameboissansa
elative amebastaan
amebastansa
ameboistaan
ameboistansa
illative amebaansa ameboihinsa
adessive ameballaan
ameballansa
ameboillaan
ameboillansa
ablative amebaltaan
amebaltansa
ameboiltaan
ameboiltansa
allative ameballeen
ameballensa
ameboilleen
ameboillensa
essive amebanaan
amebanansa
ameboinaan
ameboinansa
translative amebakseen
amebaksensa
ameboikseen
ameboiksensa
abessive amebattaan
amebattansa
ameboittaan
ameboittansa
instructive
comitative ameboineen
ameboinensa

Derived terms

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Further reading

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Indonesian

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Etymology

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From Dutch amoebe, from Ancient Greek ἀμοιβή (amoibḗ, change), referring to constantly changing shape of these organisms.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈameba]
  • Hyphenation: amé‧ba

Noun

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améba (first-person possessive amebaku, second-person possessive amebamu, third-person possessive amebanya)

  1. amoeba, ameba: a member of the genus Amoeba of unicellular protozoa that moves by means of temporary projections called pseudopodia.

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Italian

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Etymology

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From Latin amoeba (change, alternation, transformation), from Ancient Greek ἀμοιβή (amoibḗ, change), referring to constantly changing shape of these organisms.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /aˈmɛ.ba/
  • Rhymes: -ɛba
  • Hyphenation: a‧mè‧ba

Noun

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ameba f (plural amebe)

  1. (biology) amoeba
  2. (colloquial, derogatory) an unintelligent or spineless person

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Polish

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Etymology

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Internationalism; possibly borrowed from German Amöbe or English amoeba, ultimately from New Latin amoeba, from Ancient Greek ἀμοιβή (amoibḗ, change).[1] First attested in the 19th century[2].

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /aˈmɛ.ba/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛba
  • Syllabification: a‧me‧ba

Noun

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ameba f

  1. amoeba (member of the genus Amoeba)
    Synonym: pełzak
    maleńka amebatiny amoeba
    zakażenie amebąinfected by an amoeba
  2. (more generally) amoeba, amoeboid (unicellular organism which has the ability to alter its shape)
    Synonym: pełzak
  3. (colloquial, derogatory) amoeba (unintelligent or spineless person)
    kosmopolityczna amebacosmopolitan amoeba
    ameba społecznasocial amoeba

Declension

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Derived terms

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adjectives
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References

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  1. ^ Bańkowski, Andrzej (2000) “ameba”, in Etymologiczny słownik języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish)
  2. ^ ameba in Narodowy Fotokorpus Języka Polskiego

Further reading

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  • ameba in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ameba in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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ameba f (plural amebas)

  1. (biology) amoeba (a genus of unicellular protozoa)

Serbo-Croatian

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Pronunciation

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améba f (Cyrillic spelling аме́ба)

  1. amoeba

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Spanish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀμοιβή (amoibḗ).

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Noun

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ameba f (plural amebas)

  1. amoeba

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Welsh

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English amoeba.

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Noun

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ameba m (plural amebas or amebâu)

  1. amoeba

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ameba unchanged unchanged hameba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.