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Gymnamoebida

Pronunciation: jim'na-me'bi-da

Definition: An order of naked amebae lacking a shell (testa), although there may be an enveloping layer of condensed ectoplasm; includes the genus Amoeba.

[G. gymnos, naked, + amoibe, change (ameba)]

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