rhizopod

noun
rhi·zo·pod | \ ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd \

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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rhizopod

noun
rhi·zo·pod | \ ˈrī-zə-ˌpäd \

Medical Definition of rhizopod 

: any protozoan of the subclass Rhizopoda

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