Definition of Protamoeba in English:

Protamoeba

noun

Biology
historical
  • A genus of supposed simple or primitive amoebae having lobate pseudopodia and lacking a nucleus and contractile vacuole; an organism of this genus.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. From scientific Latin Protamoeba, genus name from proto- + Amoeba.

Pronunciation

Protamoeba

/ˌprəʊtəˈmiːbə/