Rhizomastigina

plural noun
Rhi·​zo·​mas·​ti·​gi·​na | \ ¦rī(ˌ)zōˌmastəˈjīnə\

Definition of Rhizomastigina

: an order of Zoomastigina that comprises protozoans which have both flagella and pseudopods and which chiefly are obscure soil or water organisms though a few are commensals and one (Histomonas meleagris) causes the serious blackhead of turkeys and other fowl

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History and Etymology for Rhizomastigina

New Latin, from Rhizomastig-, Rhizomastix, genus of protozoa (from rhiz- + Greek mastig-, mastix whip, scourge) + -ina

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