[ rahy-zuh-pod ]
/ ˈraɪ zəˌpɒd /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM rhizopodrhi·zop·o·dan [rahy-zop-uh-dn], /raɪˈzɒp ə dn/, adjective, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for rhizopod
With regard to the origin of the group, the probability is greatly in favour of a Rhizopod ancestry.
British Dictionary definitions for rhizopod
/ (ˈraɪzəʊˌpɒd) /
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
Derived forms of rhizopodrhizopodan (raɪˈzɒpədən), adjective, nounrhizopodous, adjective
Scientific definitions for rhizopod
[ rī′zə-pŏd′ ]
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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