from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. 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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