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See also: Acanthamoeba
acanthamoeba (plural acanthamoebae)
- Any amoeba of the genus Acanthamoeba, found chiefly in soil. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
2007 May 28, Lawrence K. Altman, “Outbreak of Eye Infections Puzzles Officials”, New York Times:
- They have also advised people to throw out their current contact lenses and the lens storage cases because they may harbor the acanthamoeba parasite.
- ^ Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.