[ sahr-kuh-din-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌsɑr kəˈdɪn i ən /
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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.
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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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Medical definitions for sarcodinian
[ sär′kə-dĭn′ē-ən ]
Of or belonging to the superclass Sarcodina.
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