Polymastigina

plural noun
Poly·​mas·​ti·​gi·​na | \-ˌmastəˈjīnə\

Definition of Polymastigina 

: an order of small plastic usually parasitic flagellates (subclass Zoomastigina) having several flagella and including various medically or economically important forms (as members of the genera Costia, Chilomastix, Giardia, Hexamita, and Trichomonas)

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polymastigine \¦⸗⸗¦mastəˌjīn \ adjective

History and Etymology for Polymastigina

New Latin, from Polymastig-, Polymastix, genus of flagellates (from poly- + Greek mastig-, mastix whip) + -ina

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