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Medical Term:

Rhizopoda

Pronunciation: ri-zop'o'da

Definition: A superclass in the subphylum Sarcodina that includes the amebae of humans, having pseudopodia of various forms but without axial filaments.

Synonym(s): Rhizopodasida, Rhizopodea

[rhizo + G. pous (pod-), foot]

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