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Rhizopodea Rhi·zo·po·de·a (rī’zə-pō’dē-ə) or Rhi·zop·o·da (rī-zŏp’ə-də)
A phylum of microorganisms that includes protozoa such as the ameba that move and take in nourishment by means of pseudopods.


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