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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

Etymologies

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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