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  • rhizopodan — rhi·zop·o·dan …   English syllables

  • rhizopodan — noun protozoa characterized by a pseudopod • Syn: ↑rhizopod • Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon • Hyponyms: ↑ameba, ↑amoeba, ↑foram, ↑forami …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhizopod — rhizopodan /ruy zop euh dn/, adj., n. /ruy zeuh pod /, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • rhi|zop|o|dous — «ry ZOP uh duhs», adjective. = rhizopodan. (Cf. ↑rhizopodan) …   Useful english dictionary

  • endamoeba — en·da·moe·ba (ĕn də mēʹbə) n. Variant of entamoeba. * * * ▪ protozoan genus       protozoan genus of the rhizopodan order Amoebida that inhabits the intestines of invertebrates. It had been considered the same genus as Entamoeba (q.v.; the genus… …   Universalium

  • rhizopodous — See rhizopodan. * * * …   Universalium

  • amoeba — /euh mee beuh/, n., pl. amoebas, amoebae / bee/. ameba. * * * One celled protozoan that can form temporary extensions of cytoplasm (pseudopodia) in order to move about. Some amoebas are found on the bottom of freshwater streams and ponds. Others… …   Universalium

  • foraminiferan — ▪ protozoan       any unicellular organism of the rhizopodan order Foraminiferida (formerly Foraminifera), characterized by long, fine pseudopodia that extend from a uninucleated or multinucleated cytoplasmic body encased within a test, or shell …   Universalium

  • Möbius, Karl August — ▪ German zoologist born Feb. 7, 1825, Eilenburg, Prussia [Germany] died April 26, 1908, Berlin, Ger.       German zoologist who is chiefly known for his contributions to marine biology.       Möbius was trained for elementary teaching at a… …   Universalium

  • rhizopod — /ˈraɪzəpɒd/ (say ruyzuhpod) noun any of the Rhizopoda, a class of protozoans having pseudopodia. {New Latin Rhizopoda, plural. See rhizo , pod} –rhizopodan /raɪˈzɒpədən/ (say ruy zopuhduhn), adjective, noun –rhizopodous, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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