sarcodinian


sarcodinian
noun
protozoa that move and capture food by forming pseudopods
Syn: ↑sarcodine
Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon
Hyponyms: ↑actinopod
Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcodina, ↑class Sarcodina

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adjective

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/sahr'keuh din"ee euhn/, adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the protist phylum Sarcodina, comprising protozoa that move and capture food by forming pseudopodia.
n.
2. Also called sarcodine /sahr"keuh duyn', -deen'/. a sarcodinian protozoan.
[ < NL Sarcodin(a) name of the class (Gk sarkód(es) fleshy + NL -ina neut. pl. suffix) + -IAN]

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  • sarcodinian — /sahr keuh din ee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the protist phylum Sarcodina, comprising protozoa that move and capture food by forming pseudopodia. n. 2. Also called sarcodine /sahr keuh duyn , deen /. a sarcodinian protozoan. [ < NL …   Universalium

  • sarcodinian — sar·co·din·i·an (sahr″ko dinґe ən) sarcodine …   Medical dictionary

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  • foraminifer — foraminiferal, foraminiferous, adj. /fawr euh min euh feuhr, for /, n., pl. foraminifers, foraminifera /feuh ram euh nif euhr euh/. any chiefly marine protozoan of the sarcodinian order Foraminifera, typically having a linear, spiral, or… …   Universalium

  • sarcodine — sar·co·dine (sahrґko dīn) 1. pertaining to the subphylum Sarcodina. 2. any individual protozoan of the subphylum Sarcodina. Called also sarcodinian …   Medical dictionary

  • actinopod — noun protozoa having stiff rodlike radiating pseudopods • Hypernyms: ↑sarcodinian, ↑sarcodine • Hyponyms: ↑heliozoan, ↑radiolarian • Member Holonyms: ↑Actinopoda, ↑subclass Act …   Useful english dictionary

  • class Sarcodina — noun characterized by the formation of pseudopods for locomotion and taking food: Actinopoda; Rhizopoda • Syn: ↑Sarcodina • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Protozoa, ↑phylum Protozoa …   Useful english dictionary

  • protozoon — noun any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic • Syn: ↑protozoan • Derivationally related forms: ↑protozoan • Hypernyms: ↑protoctist • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sarcodina — noun characterized by the formation of pseudopods for locomotion and taking food: Actinopoda; Rhizopoda • Syn: ↑class Sarcodina • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Protozoa, ↑phylum Protozoa …   Useful english dictionary

  • sarcodine — noun protozoa that move and capture food by forming pseudopods • Syn: ↑sarcodinian • Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon • Hyponyms: ↑actinopod • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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