plural noun

: 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


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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