any of a class (Heliozoa) of chiefly freshwater protozoans with slender pseudopodia arranged as rays
Origin of heliozoanfrom Modern Latin Heliozoa ( from helio- + -zoa) + -an
Any of various aquatic, chiefly freshwater protozoans formerly classified in the class Heliozoa, characteristically having numerous spindlelike pseudopods that radiate from a central cell mass.
Origin of heliozoanFrom New Latin Hēliozōa former class name helio- ( from their shape ) -zōa pl. of -zōon -zoon