Sarcodina


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Sarcodina

 [sahr″ko-di´nah]
a subphylum of Protozoa, including all the amebae, both free-living and parasitic, characterized by the ability to produce pseudopodia during most of the life cycle; flagella, when present, develop only during the early stages.

Sar·co·di·na

(sar'kō-dī'nă, -dē'nă),
The amebae; a subphylum of protozoa in the phylum Sarcomastigophora, possessing pseudopodia or locomotive protoplasmic flow for movement. Includes forms that possess flagella during development and forms with an internal or external test or skeleton and others lacking such a structure; asexual reproduction occurs by fission, and sexual reproduction, if present, by flagellate or ameboid gametes; most species are free-living.
[Mod. L. fr. G. sarx, flesh]

Sarcodina

/Sar·co·di·na/ (-di´nah) a subphylum of protozoa consisting of organisms that alter their body shape and that move about and acquire food either by means of pseudopodia or by protoplasmic flow without producing discrete pseudopodia.

sarcodina

See protozoa.

Sar·co·di·na

(sahr'kō-dī'nă)
The amebae; a subphylum of protozoa possessing pseudopodia or locomotive protoplasmic flow. Most species are free living.
[Mod. L. fr. G. sarx, flesh]

Sarcodina

see RHIZOPOD.

Sar·co·di·na

(sahr'kō-dī'nă)
The amebae. Most species are free living.
[Mod. L. fr. G. sarx, flesh]

Sarcodina

a subphylum of Protozoa, including all the amebae, both freeliving and parasitic, characterized by the ability to produce pseudopodia during most of the life cycle; flagella, when present, develop only during the early stages.