definition of rhizopodan by The Free Dictionary

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rhi·zo·pod

 (rī′zō-pŏd′, -zə-)

n.

Any of numerous amoeboid protozoans of the former phylum Rhizopoda, such as the radiolarians, characteristically having stiff thin pseudopods containing microtubules.


[From New Latin Rhizopoda, former phylum name : rhizo- + New Latin -poda, -pod.]

rhi·zop′o·dan (-zŏp′ə-dən) adj. & n.

rhi·zop′o·dous adj.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun 1. rhizopodan - protozoa characterized by a pseudopodrhizopodan – protozoa characterized by a pseudopod

protozoan, protozoon – any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
ameba, amoeba – naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
foram, foraminifer – marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude
testacean – any of various rhizopods of the order Testacea characterized by having a shell

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