Testacean
Testacean \Tes*ta"cean\, n. (Zo["o]l.) Onr of the Testacea. [1913 Webster]

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  • testacean — /te stay sheuhn/, adj. Zool. having a shell or test. [1835 45; < L testace(us) shell covered, TESTACEOUS + AN] * * * ▪ protozoan       any member of the protozoan order Arcellinida (formerly Testacida) of the class Rhizopodea. Testaceans are… …   Universalium

  • testacean — tes·ta·ce·an (tes taґshe ən) 1. any protozoan of the subclass Testacealobosia. 2. pertaining to protozoa of the subclass Testacealobosia …   Medical dictionary

  • testacean — tes·ta·cean …   English syllables

  • testacean — /tɛsˈteɪʃən/ (say tes tayshuhn) noun 1. any of various rhizopods of the order Arcellinida (formerly Testacida), characterised by the presence of a shell. –adjective 2. of or relating to such an organism …   Australian English dictionary

  • testacean — noun any of various rhizopods of the order Testacea characterized by having a shell • Hypernyms: ↑rhizopod, ↑rhizopodan • Member Holonyms: ↑Testacea, ↑order Testacea …   Useful english dictionary

  • protozoan — /proh teuh zoh euhn/, n., pl. protozoans, (esp. collectively) protozoa / zoh euh/, adj. Biol. n. 1. any of a diverse group of eukaryotes, of the kingdom Protista, that are primarily unicellular, existing singly or aggregating into colonies, are… …   Universalium

  • order Testacea — noun testacean rhizopods • Syn: ↑Testacea • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Rhizopoda, ↑subclass Rhizopoda • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Testacea — noun testacean rhizopods • Syn: ↑order Testacea • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Rhizopoda, ↑subclass Rhizopoda • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tes|ta|ceous — «tehs TAY shuhs», adjective. 1. of the nature or substance of a shell or shells. 2. having a hard shell. 3. Biology. of a dull brownish red, brownish yellow, or reddish brown color. ╂[< Latin testāceus (with Englis ous); see etym. under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • epidermis — Periostracum Per i*os tra*cum, n.; pl. {Periostraca}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? around + ? shell of a testacean.] (Zo[ o]l.) A chitinous membrane covering the exterior of many shells; called also {epidermis}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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