Polytoma

noun Poly·to·ma \ ˌpälēˈtōmə , -lə̇ˈt- \

Definition of Polytoma

:a common genus of colorless saprozoic plantlike flagellates (order Phytomonadina) having paired anterior flagella, lacking chromatophores, and being widely distributed in stagnant freshwater

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Origin and Etymology of polytoma

New Latin, from poly- + -toma (from Greek temnein to cut)


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