Flagellatae

plural noun
Flag·​el·​la·​tae | \ -lätˌē, -lātˌē \

Definition of Flagellatae

in some classifications
: a class of flagellated unicellular organisms comprising the Chrysomonadina, Cryptomonadina, Euglenoidina, and closely related flagellate and algal organisms and being nearly equivalent in scope to Phytomastigina of other classifications

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History and Etymology for Flagellatae

New Latin, from flagellum + -atae (from Latin, feminine plural of -atus -ate)

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“Flagellatae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flagellatae. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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