choanoflagellate

noun
cho·​a·​no·​flagellate | \ "+ \
plural -s

Definition of choanoflagellate

: 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

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“Choanoflagellate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choanoflagellate. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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