heliozoan


he·lio·zo·an

noun \ˌhē-lē-ə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of HELIOZOAN

:  any of a class (Heliozoa) of free-living spherical usually freshwater protozoans that reproduce by binary fission or budding

Origin of HELIOZOAN

New Latin Heliozoa, from 1heli- + -zoa
First Known Use: circa 1889

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: helipad
Previous Word in the Dictionary: heliotypography
All Words Near: heliozoan

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up heliozoan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).