Definition of heliozoan in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌhiːlɪəˈzəʊən


  • A single-celled aquatic animal of the phylum Heliozoa.
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    • 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.


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  • Relating to or denoting heliozoans.
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    • 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.

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