One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Zoology. Of or relating to the protist division Sarcodina; designating protists of this division.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919). From sarcode + -ine.
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