from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various protozoans possessing one or more flagella.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Relating or pertaining to the Mastigophora.
- noun Any one of the Mastigophora.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin Mastīgophora, former class name : Greek mastīx, mastīg-, whip + New Latin -phora (from Greek, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore).]
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