Definition of Rhizopoda

1. Noun. Creeping protozoans: amoebas and foraminifers.




Definition of Rhizopoda

1. n. pl. An extensive class of Protozoa, including those which have pseudopodia, by means of which they move about and take their food. The principal groups are Lobosa (or Amœbea), Helizoa, Radiolaria, and Foraminifera (or Reticularia). See Protozoa.

Medical Definition of Rhizopoda

1. An extensive class of Protozoa, including those which have pseudopodia, by means of which they move about and take their food. The principal groups are Lobosa (or Amoebea), Helizoa, Radiolaria, and Foraminifera (or Reticularia). See Protozoa. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A root + -poda. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhizopoda

rhizomes
rhizomic
rhizomorph
rhizopathy
rhizophaga
rhizophagous
rhizophagy
rhizophora
rhizophore
rhizophorous
rhizopi
rhizoplane
rhizoplanes
rhizoplast
rhizopod
rhizopoda (current term)
rhizopodan
rhizopodous
rhizopods
rhizopterin
rhizopus
rhizopuses
rhizosphere
rhizospheres
rhizospheric
rhizostomata
rhizostome
rhizostomes
rhizotaxis
rhizotomies

Literary usage of Rhizopoda

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1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"rhizopoda in General The PROTOZOA which are included in the class rhizopoda have been grouped into four principal orders according to the character of their ..."

2. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"Undoubtedly rhizopoda, Flagellata and Sporozoa are much closer to each other ... Class I. rhizopoda. First of the Protozoa are those organisms which lack ..."

3. The Foraminifera: An Introduction to the Study of the Protozoa by Frederick Chapman (1902)
"The rhizopoda, according to Dujardin, constituted a family of the Infusoria, and his arrangement comprised ... Another scheme of the rhizopoda was published ..."

4. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1909)
"... and hence it is rather certain that the fauna of these formations is still but imperfectly known. rhizopoda. There is but one rhizopoda, ..."

5. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1902)
"Class I. rhizopoda. In the lowest position in the Protozoa must be placed those ... The term rhizopoda refers to the fact that the protoplasm sends out ..."

6. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1871)
"rhizopoda (including MONERA) . ... On some Freshwater rhizopoda, new or little known. Fasciculus ii. Proc. R. Irish Ac. Dec. 1870. ..."

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