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rhizopod

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noun rhi·zo·pod \ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd\

Definition of rhizopod

  1. :  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


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rhizopod

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noun rhi·zo·pod \ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd\

Medical Definition of rhizopod

  1. :  any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda




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