Share this entry

Share this page

heliozoan

Syllabification: he·li·o·zo·an
Pronunciation: /ˌhēlēəˈzōən
 
/
Zoology

Definition of heliozoan in English:

noun

A single-celled aquatic animal of the phylum Heliozoa.
Example sentences
  • This delicate heliozoan demonstrates the amazing ability of axiopods to repair themselves.
  • Of course in the case of both heliozoans, the axopodia were fixed in different states of retraction.
  • Heliozoa is one of a diverse group of protozoa called heliozoans that live in both freshwater and marine environments.

adjective

Back to top  
Relating to or denoting heliozoans.
Example sentences
  • The genetic foundation for sequestering ribosomes near the nucleus could have developed in amoeboid or heliozoan ancestors.
  • One past heliozoan, Sticholonche, was found by Nikolaev et al. to cluster with Acantharea.

Definition of heliozoan in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…