from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protozoan of the phylum Rhizopoda, such as an amoeba or a radiolarian, characteristically moving and taking in food by means of pseudopods.
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- n. A member of the taxonomic superclass of Rhizopoda being a type of amoeboid single cell life with pseudopods not supported by regular array of microtubules.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Rhizopoda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Provided with pseudopods, as an animalcule: having processes of sarcode, as if roots, by means of which the animalcule is attached or moves; root-footed; specifically, of or pertaining to the Rhizopoda, in any sense. Also rhizopodous.
- n. A member of the Rhizopoda, in any sense.
- n. In botany, same as rhizopodium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. protozoa characterized by a pseudopod
Radiocarbon-dated pollen, rhizopod, chironomid and total organic carbon (TOC) records from Nikolay Lake (73j20VN, 124j12VE) and a pollen record from a nearby peat sequence are used for a detailed environmental reconstruction of the Holocene in the Lena Delta area.
"He's just a damn rhizopod," I growled; "and I don't like him."
A form which I have taken to be a young stage of this interesting rhizopod is described as follows:
The process was repeated two or three times under my observation, so that I am convinced that it was not a developmental form of some rhizopod.
The diatoms have each one a tiny shell or shield, not made of lime like the rhizopod-shells, but of flint.
(Figures 2.234 and 2.235) is externally very similar to a large rhizopod (described by the same name in 1862) of the family of the
Merocytes of a shark-embryo, rhizopod-like yelk-cells underneath the embryonic cavity (B).
And it is because of the light which the amoeba thus incidentally casts upon the nature of the specialised senses in higher animals that I have ventured once more to drag out of the private life of his native pond that already too notorious and obtrusive rhizopod.
Professor Claus has looked at this latter organism, and thinks that it is the shell of a rhizopod, probably one of the Arcellidae.
(astrocytes), and behaves just like a rhizopod (such as Gromia); it sends out numbers of stellate processes all round, which ramify and stretch into the surrounding food-yelk.