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Rhizopoda

Definition:

a subclass of creeping protozoans; includes amoebas and foraminifers

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Rhizopoda*
(* Rhizopoda may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

modern Latin (plural), from "rhizo-" "root" + Greek pous, pod- "foot"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Amoeboid | Amoeboids

single-celled life-forms characterized by an irregular shape. "Amoeboid" and "amœba" are often used interchangeably even by biologists, and especially refer to a creature moving by using pseudopodia. Most references to "amoebas" or "amoebae" are to ... (35 of 1751 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Amoeboid

Oxford Dictionary:

Rhizopoda | rhizopod [derived]

Syllabification: (Rhi·zop·o·da) [zoology] | a phylum of single-celled animals that includes the amebas and their relatives, which have extensible ... (18 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Rhizopoda

Rhizopoda [zoology] | rhizopod [derived]

a phylum of single-celled animals which includes the amoebas and their relatives, which have extensible pseudopodia (16 of 49 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Rhizopoda

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Sarcodina

the largest phylum (11,500 living species and 33,000 fossil species) of protozoans). It comprises the amebas and related organisms; which are all ... (22 of 147 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0843666​.html

Wiktionary:

Sarcodina

A taxonomic superclass within the subphylum Sarcomastigophora -- many amoeboid protozoans whose movement involves protoplasmic flow. (15 of 18 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sarcodina

Collins Dictionary:

subclass | subset [sense-specific]

a principal subdivision of a class | [biology] a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a class | [mathematics] another name for "subset" ... (22 of 227 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/subclass

Random House Dictionary:

subclass

a primary division of a class. | a subordinate class, especially one of persons who lack the rights and privileges of the primary class. | [biology] a ... (25 of 51 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/subclass

Merriam-Webster:

subclass | subset [synonym]

a primary division of a class: as ; a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order ; "subset" [sense-specific] (24 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subclass

American Heritage Dictionary:

subclass

A subdivision of a set or class. | [biology] A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between a class and an order. (21 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subclass

New World Dictionary:

subclass

a subdivision of a class; specifically, any main natural subdivision of a class of plants or animals | [math] "subset" (19 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subclass

Encarta Dictionary:

rhizopod | rhizopods [plural] | Rhizopoda [member of] | rhizopodous [adjective, derived]

a single-celled organism protozoan that moves and eats by means of filaments that it can extend temporarily. Subphylum Rhizopoda. (19 of 37 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702541​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Oxford Dictionary:

Rhizopoda

Origin: modern Latin (plural), from "rhizo-" "root" + Greek pous, pod- "foot"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Rhizopoda

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Rhizopoda

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Rhizopoda"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Rhizopoda"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Rhizopoda

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