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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rhizopoda, subclass Rhizopodanoun

    creeping protozoans: amoebas and foraminifers

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  1. rhizopoda

    An amoeba (; less commonly spelled ameba or amœba; plural am(o)ebas or am(o)ebae ), often called an amoeboid, is a type of cell or unicellular organism with the ability to alter its shape, primarily by extending and retracting pseudopods. Amoebae do not form a single taxonomic group; instead, they are found in every major lineage of eukaryotic organisms. Amoeboid cells occur not only among the protozoa, but also in fungi, algae, and animals.Microbiologists often use the terms "amoeboid" and "amoeba" interchangeably for any organism that exhibits amoeboid movement.In older classification systems, most amoebae were placed in the class or subphylum Sarcodina, a grouping of single-celled organisms that possess pseudopods or move by protoplasmic flow. However, molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that Sarcodina is not a monophyletic group whose members share common descent. Consequently, amoeboid organisms are no longer classified together in one group.The best known amoeboid protists are Chaos carolinense and Amoeba proteus, both of which have been widely cultivated and studied in classrooms and laboratories. Other well known species include the so-called "brain-eating amoeba" Naegleria fowleri, the intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica, which causes amoebic dysentery, and the multicellular "social amoeba" or slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum.

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  1. rhizopoda

    Rhizopoda is a subclass of typically microscopic, single-celled, amoeboid protozoans that move and feed using pseudopods and reproduce through cell division. They are usually found in soil, freshwater, and marine environments. The term "Rhizopoda" literally means "root feet" and it was formerly used as a major grouping in the classification of protozoa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhizopoda

    an extensive class of Protozoa, including those which have pseudopodia, by means of which they move about and take their food. The principal groups are Lobosa (or Am/bea), Helizoa, Radiolaria, and Foraminifera (or Reticularia). See Protozoa

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. a root + -poda.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhizopoda in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhizopoda in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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