Definition of heliozoan in English:

heliozoan

Line breaks: helio|zoan
Pronunciation: /ˌhiːlɪəˈzəʊən
 
/
Zoology

noun

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

More definitions of heliozoan

Definition of heliozoan in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea