Amoeba

(ă-mē′ba)

[Gr. amoibē, change]
A large genus of protozoa of the class Sarcodina, in the kingdom Protista, found in fresh and salt water and moist soil. Some species are parasitic in humans, but most parasitic species have been reclassified in the genus Entamoeba.
SEE: amoeba

Amoeba is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or .

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + App from F.A. Davis and Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. .