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Any of numerous amoeboid protozoans of the former phylum Rhizopoda, such as the radiolarians, characteristically having stiff thin pseudopods containing microtubules.
[From New Latin Rhizopoda, former phylum name : rhizo- + New Latin -poda, -pod.]
rhi·zop′o·dan (-zŏp′ə-dən) adj. & n.
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(Animals) any protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, characterized by naked protoplasmic processes (pseudopodia). The group includes the amoebas
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Rhizopoda
rhizopodan adj, n
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any of numerous protozoans of the subphylum (or superclass) Rhizopoda, characterized by locomotion with a pseudopod: comprises most members of the phylum Sarcodina, including the amebas and foraminifers.
rhi•zop′o•dan (-ˈzɒp ə dn) adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||rhizopod - protozoa characterized by a pseudopod|
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
ameba, amoeba - naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
foram, foraminifer - marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude
testacean - any of various rhizopods of the order Testacea characterized by having a shell
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