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rhizopod

noun rhi·zo·pod \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

rhizopod

noun rhi·zo·pod \ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RHIZOPOD

:  any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda

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