Definition of sarcodine in English:

sarcodine

noun

  • 1Biology. In sponges, a mass of protoplasm that supposedly consists of a syncytium (now historical and rare). In later use: an organism consisting of a syncytium, as a slime mould (rare).

  • 2Zoology. A protist of the division Sarcodina.

adjective

  • Zoology. Of or relating to the protist division Sarcodina; designating protists of this division.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919). From sarcode + -ine.

Pronunciation

sarcodine

/ˈsɑːkədʌɪn//ˈsɑːkədiːn/