rhizopod

noun
rhi·​zo·​pod | \ ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd How to pronounce rhizopod (audio) \

Definition of rhizopod

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

First Known Use of rhizopod

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhizopod

New Latin Rhizopoda, from rhiz- + -poda -pod

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The first known use of rhizopod was in 1851

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“Rhizopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizopod. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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rhizopod

noun
rhi·​zo·​pod | \ ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd How to pronounce rhizopod (audio) \

Medical Definition of rhizopod

: any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda

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