Definition of heliozoan in English:

heliozoan

noun

Zoology
  • A single-celled aquatic animal of the phylum "Heliozoa"

    • ‘These heliozoans are found most often in freshwater, floating in the open water amongst reeds and algae.’
    • ‘Spotting this large heliozoan is easy and once seen, never forgotten.’
    • ‘Heliozoa is one of a diverse group of protozoa called heliozoans that live in both freshwater and marine environments.’
    • ‘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.’

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to or denoting heliozoans.

    • ‘One past heliozoan, Sticholonche, was found by Nikolaev et al. to cluster with Acantharea.’
    • ‘The genetic foundation for sequestering ribosomes near the nucleus could have developed in amoeboid or heliozoan ancestors.’

Pronunciation:

heliozoan

/ˌhēlēəˈzōən/