amoeba
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Usage note
The plural of "amoeba" is "amoebas" or "amoebae." This word may also be spelled "ameba."
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (biology)
a. la ameba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The amoeba encircles its prey with its pseudopods.La ameba rodea su presa con sus seudópodos.
b. la amiba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have you ever examined amoebae through a microscope?¿Alguna vez examinaste amibas con un microscopio?
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amoeba [əˈmiːbə]
noun
amoebas amoebae [əˈmiːbiː] ameba (f); amiba (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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