Zoomastigina

plural noun

Zo·​o·​mas·​ti·​gi·​na
-ˈjīnə
: a subclass of Mastigophora that comprises holozoic or saprozoic flagellates lacking chromatophores and stigma and that includes the orders Hypermastigina, Polymastigina, Protomonadina, and Rhizomastigina compare phytomastigina

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from zo- + mastig- + -ina

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“Zoomastigina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zoomastigina. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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