Definition of Sarcodina
1. Noun. Characterized by the formation of pseudopods for locomotion and taking food: Actinopoda; Rhizopoda.
Group relationships: Phylum Protozoa, Protozoa
Member holonyms: Sarcodine, Sarcodinian, Actinopoda, Subclass Actinopoda, Rhizopoda, Subclass Rhizopoda
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Sarcodina
1. A subphylum of protozoa characterised by the ability to alter their body shape. Its organisms acquire food by pseudopodia of various types, or by locomotive protoplasmic flow without the production of discrete pseudopodia. Flagella, when present, are usually restricted to developmental or other temporary stages. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sarcodina
Literary usage of Sarcodina
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"sarcodina.* The most primitive Protozoa, in which the body is usually without ... The majority of the sarcodina are marine animals and they are often ..."
2. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"CLASS A, sarcodina Marine or fresh-water Protozoa with a body which alternately protrudes and retracts first one and then another part into finger- like ..."
3. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"CHAPTER VIII AMOEBOID PROTOZOA (sarcodina) BY CH EDMONDSON Assistant ... The Protozoa may be grouped under the following subphyla: Subphylum I. sarcodina. ..."
4. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"... I. sarcodina. PROTOZOA performing most of their life-processes by pseudopodia ; nucleus frequently giving off fragments ..."
5. The Protozoa by Gary Nathan Calkins (1901)
"Among the Rhizopoda are included forms of sarcodina with blunt, ... The Heliozoa are naked or shelled forms of sarcodina; they are usually globular with ..."
6. Protozoölogy by Gary Nathan Calkins (1909)
"Pseudopodia, and Classification of the sarcodina. ... In the shell-less sarcodina, however, there is no firm outer covering, and the peripheral protoplasm ..."
7. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1900)
"I. Class: sarcodina. The sarcodina are protozoa which during the chief period of their active or motile existence change their shape by protrusion of non- ..."