- belonging or pertaining to the protist phylum Sarcodina, comprising protozoa that move and capture food by forming pseudopodia.
- Also called sar·co·dine [sahr-kuh-dahyn, -deen] /ˈsɑr kəˌdaɪn, -ˌdin/. a sarcodinian protozoan.
Origin of sarcodinian
< New Latin Sarcodin(a) name of the class (Greek sarkṓd(ēs) fleshy + New Latin -ina neuter plural suffix) + -ian
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- Of or belonging to the superclass Sarcodina.
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