Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Primordial or first-formed animals, or cell-animals; protozoans: a subkingdom of Animalia or prime division of animals, contrasted with Metazoa, or all other animals collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) The lowest of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom.

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  • noun Plural form of protozoan.
  • noun Plural form of protozoon.

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  • noun in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers

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Examples

  • In other words, the existence of H1 in protozoa may best be explained by the existence of H1 in metazoans.

    Another Protozoan and Front-Loading

  • If H1 was indeed designed, given its minimal role in protozoa, it might constitute a very good example of front-loading evolution such that the initial eukaryotic state was prepared to evolve a multicellular state.

    Another Protozoan and Front-Loading

  • Living alongside bacteria—in water, soil, and bodies—were much larger but still microscopic single-celled organisms known as protozoa.

    Parasite Rex

  • Living alongside bacteria—in water, soil, and bodies—were much larger but still microscopic single-celled organisms known as protozoa.

    Parasite Rex

  • Living alongside bacteria—in water, soil, and bodies—were much larger but still microscopic single-celled organisms known as protozoa.

    Parasite Rex

  • The protozoa are the most widely distributed and the most universal of the parasites.

    Disease and Its Causes

  • There are some diseases, as, for instance, Texas fever and rabies, which are caused by a minute animal parasite known as protozoa, while others again, like lumpy jaw and aspergillosis, are caused by fungi.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • The cells of almost all eukaryotes (animals, plants, fungi, algae, protozoa -- in other words, the living things except bacteria, archaea, and a few protists) contain intracellular organelles called mitochondria, which produce ATP.

    WN.com - Articles related to Scientists uncover mysterious workings of cholera bacteria

  • The cells of almost all eukaryotes (animals, plants, fungi, algae, protozoa -- in other words, the living things except bacteria, archaea, and a few protists) contain intracellular organelles called mitochondria, which produce ATP.

    WN.com - Articles related to Scientists uncover mysterious workings of cholera bacteria

  • The cells of almost all eukaryotes (animals, plants, fungi, algae, protozoa -- in other words, the living things except bacteria, archaea, and a few protists) contain intracellular organelles called mitochondria, which produce ATP.

    WN.com - Articles related to Scientists uncover mysterious workings of cholera bacteria

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  • I can't find dictionary support for the singular tag...

    March 28, 2009