Phytomastigina

plural noun Phy·to·mas·ti·gi·na \-ˌmastəˈjīnə\

Definition of Phytomastigina

  1. :  a subclass of Mastigophora comprising the plantlike flagellates that are often regarded as unicellular algae, have chromatophores which contain chlorophyll, usually secrete a covering of cellulose, and have a pigmented eyespot — compare zoomastigina

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Origin and Etymology of phytomastigina

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


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