Rhizopod
Rhizopod Rhiz"o*pod, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Rhizopoda. [1913 Webster]

Note: The rhizopods belonging to the Radiolaria and Foraminifera have been of great geological importance, especially in the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods. Chalk is mostly made from the shells of Foraminifera. The nummulites are the principal ingredient of a limestone which is of great extent in Europe and Asia, and is the material of which some of the pyramids of Egypt are made. The shells are abundant in deepsea mud, and are mostly minute, seldom larger than a small grain of sand, except in the case of the nummulities, which are sometimes an inch in diameter. [1913 Webster]


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  • rhizopod — [rī′zə päd΄] n. [ RHIZO + POD] any of a superclass (Rhizopoda) of one celled protozoans with pseudopodia, including the amoebas, foraminifera, and myxomycetes rhizopodan [rīzäp′ə dən] adj., n. rhizopodal [rīzäp′ədəl] adj. rhizopodous [rīzäp′ədəs] …   English World dictionary

  • rhizopod — šakniakojai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Sarkodiniai pirmuonys (Rhizopoda), gyvenantys jūrose, gėluose vandenyse, dirvožemyje; kai kurie – parazitai. atitikmenys: lot. Rhizopoda angl. rhizopod vok. Wurzelfüβer, m rus.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • rhizopod — noun Etymology: New Latin Rhizopoda, from rhiz + poda pod Date: 1851 any of a superclass (Rhizopoda) of usually creeping protozoans (as an amoeba or a foraminifer) having lobate or rootlike pseudopodia …   New Collegiate 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

  • rhizopod — noun A member of the taxonomic superclass of Rhizopoda being a type of amoeboid single cell life with pseudopods not supported by regular array of microtubules …   Wiktionary

  • rhizopod — rhi·zo·pod rī zə .päd n any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda …   Medical dictionary

  • rhizopod — raɪzəʊpÉ‘d / pÉ’d n. single celled organism with a pseudopod used for motion or feeding (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rhizopod — rhi·zo·pod …   English syllables

  • rhizopod — rhi•zo•pod [[t]ˈraɪ zəˌpɒd[/t]] n. mcr any of numerous protozoans of the subphylum (or superclass) Rhizopoda, characterized by locomotion with a pseudopod: comprises most members of the phylum Sarcodina, including the amebas and foraminifers •… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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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