euglena

noun
eu·​gle·​na | \ yü-ˈglē-nə How to pronounce euglena (audio) \

Definition of euglena

: any of a genus (Euglena) of green freshwater flagellates often classified as algae

First Known Use of euglena

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for euglena

New Latin, genus name, from eu- + Greek glēnē eyeball, socket of a joint

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The first known use of euglena was circa 1889

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“Euglena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euglena. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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euglena

noun
eu·​gle·​na | \ yu̇-ˈglē-nə How to pronounce euglena (audio) \

Kids Definition of euglena

: a tiny green single-celled organism that lives in fresh water and moves about by means of a flagellum

euglena

noun
eu·​gle·​na | \ yu̇-ˈglē-nə How to pronounce euglena (audio) \

Medical Definition of euglena

1 capitalized : a genus of green freshwater flagellates of the order Euglenida often classified as algae
2 : any member of the genus Euglena

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