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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of flagellate Infusoria, having pseudopodial as well as flagelliform appendages.
  • These animalcules move by means of pseudopodia, like ordinary rhizopods, but also have a flagellum or flagella; the ingestive area is diffuse. In W. S. Kent's system of classification the order consists of the genera Mastigamæba, Reptomonas, Rhizomonas, and Podostoma.


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