- any of numerous protozoa of the widespread subphylum (or superclass) Rhizopoda, characterized by a pseudopod and comprising most members of the phylum Sarcodina, including the amebas and foraminifers.
Origin of rhizopod
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For what is the peculiarity of the Rhizopods, exemplified by the Amœba?
I have repeatedly noticed the action of alcohol on rhizopods.The Dawn of Reason
For a long while they were believed to be living animals, like the rhizopods.
All of them are extremely simple in structure, and some of them, as the Rhizopods, almost structureless.
Most of the ciliated infusoria and many of the rhizopods (amœba) are cathodically sensitive or negatively galvanotactic.The Wonders of Life
- any protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, characterized by naked protoplasmic processes (pseudopodia). The group includes the amoebas
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Rhizopoda
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- Any of various protozoans of the group Rhizopoda, characteristically moving and taking in food by means of pseudopods. Rhizopods include amoebas and radiolarians.
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