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Definition of the noun actinopod

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noun - plural: -

  1. protozoa having stiff rodlike radiating pseudopods
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic words: sarcodine / sarcodinian = protozoa that move and capture food by forming pseudopods
    • more specific words:
      • heliozoan = protozoa with spherical bodies and stiff radiating pseudopods
      • radiolarian = protozoa with amoeba-like bodies and radiating filamentous pseudopods
    • member of: Actinopoda / subclass Actinopoda = heliozoans

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Google previewIntroduction to Marine Biology (2012)

by George Karleskint, Richard Turner, James Small

An actinopod is a needle-like pseudopod typical of radiolarians. The capsule of radiolarians is an external organic layer that separates the inner nuclear region from the outer region. although most foraminiferan species are bottom dwellers, ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

Any actinopod belonging to the subclass Radiolaria, characterized mainly by a siliceous skeleton and a marine pelagic environment Range, Cambrian to present. radiolarian ooze A ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia Biology (1996)

Radiolarians: marine actinopod amebas placed in the subclass Radiolaria (class Actinopodea, superclass Sarcodina), or in the order Radiolarida (subclass Actinopodia, class Sarcodinea). They are usually approximately spherical with a ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Radiolaria radiolarian Paleontology, an actinopod that belongs to the subclass Radiolaria. appearing as a siliceous skeleton with a range from the Cambrian to the present; found in marine pelagic environments. radiolarian chert Geology, ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3T1I1N1O1P3O1D2

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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