from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An order of Rhizopoda, in which the pseudopodia are thick and irregular in form, as in the Amœba.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of the class Rhizopoda, characterized by their shapelessness and the constant protrusion of lobose processes called pseudopodia; the normal amœboids or lobose protozoans: contrasted with Filosa. The order distinguishes the amœbiform protozoans from the Radiolaria, Heliozoa, Foraminifera, etc.


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