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

Definition of Actinopoda

1 in former classifications : an order of holothurians with tentacles arising from radial ambulacral vessels
2 : a subclass of Sarcodina comprising usually freely floating protozoans with highly specialized pseudopodia and including the orders Heliozoa and Radiolaria — compare axopodium

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Other Words from Actinopoda

actinopodian \ ˌak-​tə-​(ˌ)nō-​ˈpō-​dē-​ən \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of Actinopoda

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Actinopoda

New Latin, from actin- + -poda

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“Actinopoda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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