plural noun
Hy·​per·​mas·​tig·​i·​na | \ -jənə\

Definition of Hypermastigina

: an order (subclass Zoomastigina) of complex cellulose-producing flagellates that have numerous flagella and are symbiotic in the intestine of termites and other wood-consuming insects

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History and Etymology for Hypermastigina

New Latin, from hyper- + mastig- + -ina

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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