Rhizopoda

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Rhizopoda A phylum of the Protoctista that contains the amoebas and cellular slime moulds. They are characterized by the possession of pseudopodia, which are used for locomotion and engulfing food particles. Rhizopods are found in freshwater and marine habitats and the soil. The amoebas reproduce by binary fission, whereas the cellular slime moulds aggregate into a slimy mass that produces spores. See also Amoeba; protozoa.

Rhizopoda

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Rhizopoda See RHIZOPODEA.