rhizopod definition by Webster's New World
any of a superclass (Rhizopoda) of one-celled protozoans with pseudopodia, including the amoebas, foraminifera, and myxomycetes
Origin: rhizo- plush -pod
rhizopod definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, such as an amoeba or a radiolarian, characteristically moving and taking in food by means of pseudopods.
Origin: From New Latin Rhizopoda, phylum name : rhizo- + New Latin -poda, -pod.
- rhi·zopˈo·dan adjective & n.
- rhi·zopˈo·dous adjective
rhizopod - Science Definition
Any of various protozoans of the group Rhizopoda, characteristically moving and taking in food by means of pseudopods. Rhizopods include amoebas and radiolarians.