rhizopod

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

rhi·zo·pod

noun \ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd\

Definition of RHIZOPOD

:  any of a superclass (Rhizopoda) of usually creeping protozoans (as an amoeba or a foraminifer) having lobate or rootlike pseudopodia

Origin of RHIZOPOD

New Latin Rhizopoda, from rhiz- + -poda -pod
First Known Use: 1851

rhi·zo·pod

noun \ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RHIZOPOD

: any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: rhizopodium
Previous Word in the Dictionary: rhizoplane
All Words Near: rhizopod

Seen & Heard

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