Actinopoda

plural noun Ac·ti·nop·o·da \ˌak-tə-ˈnä-pə-də\

Definition of Actinopoda

  1. 1 in former classifications :  an order of holothurians with tentacles arising from radial ambulacral vessels

  2. 2 :  a subclass of Sarcodina comprising usually freely floating protozoans with highly specialized pseudopodia and including the orders Heliozoa and Radiolaria — compare axopodium

actinopodian

\ˌak-tə-(ˌ)nō-ˈpō-dē-ən\ noun, plural

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Origin and Etymology of actinopoda

New Latin, from actin- + -poda


First Known Use: 1893


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