plural noun

: an order of small green plantlike flagellates (subclass Phytomastigina) comprising solitary forms (as Polytoma uvella) and complex colonial forms (as members of the genus Volvox) compare volvocales

Word History


New Latin, from Phytomonad-, Phytomonas (genus of flagellates) + -ina

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“Phytomonadina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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