Testacea


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Noun1.Testacea - testacean rhizopodsTestacea - testacean rhizopods      
animal order - the order of animals
Rhizopoda, subclass Rhizopoda - creeping protozoans: amoebas and foraminifers
testacean - any of various rhizopods of the order Testacea characterized by having a shell
Arcellidae, family Arcellidae - soil and freshwater protozoa; cosmopolitan in distribution
genus Difflugia - genus of protozoans related to ameba
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Precisely so, my learned Conseil; and, amongst these testacea the earshell, the tridacnae, the turbots, in a word, all those which secrete mother-of-pearl, that is, the blue, bluish, violet, or white substance which lines the interior of their shells, are capable of producing pearls.
Lyell, namely, that the "longevity of the species in the mammalia is upon the whole inferior to that of the testacea.
Only four plants were used in this bed: Mexican blue palm, bronze New Zealand flax, and two groundcovers, Carex testacea and blue Senecio mandraliscae.
Testacea quadam Africa occidentalis terrestria et fluviatilia.