amoebaean


amoebaean
/am'euh bee"euhn/, adj. Pros.
alternately responsive, as verses in dialogue.
Also, amoebean.
[1650-60; < L amoebae(us) antiphonal ( < Gk amoibaîos interchanging, equiv. to amoib(é) alternation (cf. AMEBA) + -aios adj. suffix) + -AN]

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amoebaean /a-mē-bēˈən/
adjective
Answering alternately, responsive, as often in pastoral poetry
ORIGIN: L amoebaeus, from Gr amoibaios, from amoibē alternation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.