heliozoic

heliozoan

[hee-lee-uh-zoh-uhn]
noun
1.
a protozoan of the order Heliozoa, having a spherical body and radiating pseudopods.
adjective
2.
Also, heliozoic [hee-lee-uh-zoh-ik] . belonging or pertaining to the Heliozoa.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Hēliozo(a) name of the group (see helio-, -zoa) + -an

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heliozoan (ˌhiːlɪəʊˈzəʊən)
 
n
any protozoan of the mostly freshwater group Heliozoa, typically having a siliceous shell and stiff radiating cytoplasmic projections: phylum Actinopoda (actinopods)

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