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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.
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(Animals) denoting or relating to a heliozoan
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