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heliozoan

[ hee-lee-uh-zoh-uhn ]
/ ˌhi li əˈzoʊ ən /
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noun
a protozoan of the order Heliozoa, having a spherical body and radiating pseudopods.
adjective
Also he·li·o·zo·ic [hee-lee-uh-zoh-ik]. /ˌhi li əˈzoʊ ɪk/. belonging or pertaining to the Heliozoa.
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Origin of heliozoan

1890–95; <New Latin Hēliozo(a) name of the group (see helio-, -zoa) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for heliozoan

heliozoan
/ (ˌhiːlɪəʊˈzəʊən) /

noun
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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