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Rhizopoda

 [ri-zop´ah-dah]
a superclass of protozoa comprising the amebae, which move about and acquire food by means of pseudopodia or by protoplasmic flow without production of discrete pseudopodia. The majority are free-living in soil or water, but some are parasitic and pathogenic in humans.

Rhi·zop·o·da

(rī-zop'ō'dă),
A superclass in the subphylum Sarcodina that includes the amebae of humans, having pseudopodia of various forms but without axial filaments.
[rhizo + G. pous (pod-), foot]

Rhi·zop·o·da

(rī-zop'ō-dă)
A superclass in the subphylum Sarcodina that includes the amebae of humans, having pseudopodia of various forms but without axial filaments.
[rhizo- + G. pous (pod-), foot]
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Species of the genus Cochliopodium are rhizopod amoeba with one or more pseudopodia and without a firm shell (Patterson & Hedley, 1992).
The soil fauna contains a large number of organisms that are strictly aquatic (rhizopods, ciliates, rotifers, bdelloids, and tardigrades) that live in the water present in the soil in the form of a fine film on the solid granites, and that are especially active in the rain, or are reactivated by it, or are dispersed by it and then return to a passive life.
Sarcomonad ribosomal RNA sequences, rhizopod phylogeny, and the origin of euglyphid amoebae.