euglena


eu·gle·na

noun \yü-ˈglē-nə\

Definition of EUGLENA

:  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

eu·gle·na

noun \y-ˈglē-nə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EUGLENA

1
capitalized : a genus of green freshwater flagellates of the order Euglenida often classified as algae
2
: any member of the genus Euglena

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