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euglena

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noun eu·gle·na \yü-ˈglē-nə\

Definition of euglena

  1. :  any of a genus (Euglena) of green freshwater flagellates often classified as algae



Origin of euglena

New Latin, genus name, from eu- + Greek glēnē eyeball, socket of a joint


First Known Use: circa 1889


EUGLENA Defined for Kids

euglena

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noun eu·gle·na \yu̇-ˈglē-nə\

Definition of euglena for Students

  1. :  a tiny green single-celled organism that lives in fresh water and moves about by means of a flagellum




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euglena

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noun eu·gle·na \yu̇-ˈglē-nə\

Medical Definition of euglena

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of green freshwater flagellates of the order Euglenida often classified as algae

  2. 2:  any member of the genus Euglena




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