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heliozoan

[hee-lee-uh-zoh-uh n] /ˌhi li əˈzoʊ ən/
noun
1.
a protozoan of the order Heliozoa, having a spherical body and radiating pseudopods.
adjective
2.
Also, heliozoic
[hee-lee-uh-zoh-ik] /ˌhi li əˈzoʊ ɪk/ (Show IPA)
. belonging or pertaining to the Heliozoa.
Origin of heliozoan
1890-1895
1890-95; < New Latin Hēliozo(a) name of the group (see helio-, -zoa) + -an
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heliozoan

/ˌhiːlɪəʊˈzəʊən/
noun
1.
any protozoan of the mostly freshwater group Heliozoa, typically having a siliceous shell and stiff radiating cytoplasmic projections: phylum Actinopoda (actinopods)
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