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Variably shaped one-cell organism, found in freshwater or salt water, in humid soil or, sometimes, as a parasite of animals. It moves about and feeds with the help of pseudopodia.
The cell’s flexible outer casing; it separates the cell from the surrounding environment and works as a filter to control the entry and exit of certain substances.
Extension of the cytoplasmic membrane and cytoplasm allowing the amoeba to move about and to trap its prey.
Spheroid cavity acting as a pump to evacuate excess water and waste from the cell.
Organelle containing a cell’s genes and controlling its activities.
Spheroid cavity in which the amoeba traps its prey to digest it.