from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various minute single-celled freshwater organisms of the genus Euglena, characterized by the presence of chlorophyll, a reddish eyespot, and a single anterior flagellum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several protists, of the genus Euglena, that contain chloroplasts and a single flagellum

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of infusorians of the family Euglenidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. minute single-celled green freshwater organism having a single flagella; often classed as algae


New Latin : Greek eu-, eu- + Greek glēnē, eyeball.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • My 10th grade Biology teacher, Mr. Miranda, loved euglenas...and so I've remembered them after all these that's a good teacher.

    February 4, 2008