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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.

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, a hard, dense, microcrystalline or cryp- tocrystalline quartz rock composed mainly of consolidated, homogeneous, siliceous skeletal remains of Radiolaria. radiolarian earth Geology, an unconsolidated, siliceous deposit formed from the skeletal ...

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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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