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- proper n. A taxonomic superclass within the subphylum Sarcomastigophora — many unicellular heterotrophic protozoans.
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Mastigophoraceae — a group of liverworts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A phylum of protozoans the kingdom Protista, consisting mainly of free-living flagellated unicellular organisms, lacking photosynthetic capability. Some members are pathogenic in man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Flagellata.
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- n. protozoa having flagella
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The next class which may be known as the whip-bearers (_Mastigophora_) includes those Protozoa that move by fine undulating processes called flagella.
Flagellated forms are also found in similar localities, but on the Surface of the sea as well; hence the number described in these pages is probably only a small proportion of the total number of Mastigophora in this region.
Mastigophora in that division is transverse instead of longitudinal.