plural -s
: any of numerous small solitary or colonial aquatic flagellates constituting three families (Phalansteriidae, Codosigidae, and Bicosoecidae) of the order Protomonadina and distinguished from all other flagellates by possession of a contractile protoplasmic collar about the single anterior flagellum compare choanocyte

Word History


New Latin Choanoflagellata

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“Choanoflagellate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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