Xenophyophorida


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Xenophyophorida

[¦zē·nō‚fī·ə′fȯr·əd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of Protozoa in the subclass Granuloreticulosia; includes deep-sea forms that develop as discoid to fan-shaped branching forms which are multinucleate at maturity.
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