Share this entry

Share this page

acanthamoeba

Line breaks: acanth|amoeba
Pronunciation: /əˌkanθəˈmiːbə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of acanthamoeba in English:

noun (plural acanthamoebae /-ˈmiːbiː/)

An amoeba of a genus which includes a number that can cause opportunistic infections in humans.
  • Genus Acanthamoeba, phylum Rhizopoda

Definition of acanthamoeba in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌresəˈpräsədē
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…