Polytoma

noun Poly·to·ma \ˌpälēˈtōmə, -lə̇ˈt-\

Definition of Polytoma

  1. :  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) — more at tome


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