heliozoan


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he·li·o·zo·an

 (hē′lē-ə-zō′ən)
n.
Any of various aquatic, chiefly freshwater protozoans formerly classified in the class Heliozoa, characteristically having numerous spindlelike pseudopods that radiate from a central cell mass.

[From New Latin Hēliozōa, former class name : helio- (from their shape) + -zōa, pl. of -zōon, -zoon.]

he′li·o·zo′ic (-zō′ĭk) adj.

heliozoan

(ˌhiːlɪəʊˈzəʊən)
n
(Animals) any protozoan of the mostly freshwater group Heliozoa, typically having a siliceous shell and stiff radiating cytoplasmic projections: phylum Actinopoda (actinopods)

he•li•o•zo•an

(ˌhi li əˈzoʊ ən)

n.
1. any protozoan of the order Heliozoa, having a spherical body and radiating pseudopodia.
adj.
2. Also, he`li•o•zo′ic. of or pertaining to the heliozoans.
[1890–95; < New Latin Heliozo(a) (see helio-, -zoa) + -an1]
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Noun1.heliozoan - protozoa with spherical bodies and stiff radiating pseudopods
actinopod - protozoa having stiff rodlike radiating pseudopods
Heliozoa, order Heliozoa - mostly freshwater protozoa
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