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 (rī′zō-pŏd′, -zə-)
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.
rhi·zop′o·dous adj.
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Noun1.rhizopodan - protozoa characterized by a pseudopodrhizopodan - protozoa characterized by a pseudopod
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
Rhizopoda, subclass Rhizopoda - creeping protozoans: amoebas and foraminifers
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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