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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Origin and Etymology of rhizomastigina

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


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