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Amoeboid means having no definite shape to the cell and able to alter shape. Amoeboid movement is a type of motility of a cell in which cytoplasmic streaming (directional flow of cytoplasm) extrudes outward from the cell to form pseudopodia (false feet) so that the cell can change its location. It is exhibited not only by amoebae themselves but also by some types of cells in multicellular animals including leukocytes (white blood cells).

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