rhizopod

noun

rhi·​zo·​pod ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd How to pronounce rhizopod (audio)
: any of a superclass (Rhizopoda) of usually creeping protozoans (such as an amoeba or a foraminifer) having lobate or rootlike pseudopodia

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

rhizopod

noun
rhi·​zo·​pod ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd How to pronounce rhizopod (audio)
: any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda

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