mastigophoran


mas·ti·goph·o·ran

noun \ˌmas-tə-ˈgä-fə-rən\

Definition of MASTIGOPHORAN

:  any of a subphylum (Mastigophora) of protozoans comprising forms with flagella and including many often treated as algae
mastigophoran adjective

Origin of MASTIGOPHORAN

ultimately fr Greek mastig-, mastix whip + pherein to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: circa 1911

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