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amoeba click to hear : amoeba

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.
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plasma membrane pseudopod contractile vacuole nucleus food vacuole

plasma membrane click to hear : plasma membrane

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.

pseudopod click to hear : pseudopod

Extension of the cytoplasmic membrane and cytoplasm allowing the amoeba to move about and to trap its prey.

contractile vacuole click to hear : contractile vacuole

Spheroid cavity acting as a pump to evacuate excess water and waste from the cell.

nucleus click to hear : nucleus

Organelle containing a cell’s genes and controlling its activities.

food vacuole click to hear : food vacuole

Spheroid cavity in which the amoeba traps its prey to digest it.