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

Definition of Hypermastigina

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of hypermastigina

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

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