lobosa definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An order of Rhizopoda, when the pseudopodia are thick and irregular in type, like in the Amœba.
  • others:
    • An order of the class Rhizopoda, characterized by their shapelessness and the constant protrusion of lobose processes called pseudopodia; the normal amœboids or lobose protozoans: contrasted with Filosa. The order distinguishes the amœbiform protozoans from the Radiolaria, Heliozoa, Foraminifera, etc.
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