catallacta definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A division of Protozoa, of which Magosphæra is the type. They exist both in a myxopod state, with branched pseudopodia, and in the form of ciliated bodies united in free, spherical colonies.
  • others:
    • several endoplastic Protozoa, the sort of the genus Magosphæra, set up by Haeckel in 1871: now called Catallactidæ (which see). See cut-under Magosphæra.
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