RhizopodaRhi*zop"o*da\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ??? a root + -poda.] (Zo["o]l.) 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[oe]bea), Helizoa, Radiolaria, and Foraminifera (or Reticularia). See Protozoa.
|creeping protozoans: amoebas and foraminifers|