euglena

noun eu·gle·na \ yü-ˈglē-nə \

Definition of euglena

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

Origin and Etymology of euglena

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


EUGLENA Defined for Kids

euglena

noun eu·gle·na \ yu̇-ˈglē-nə \

Definition of euglena for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

euglena

noun eu·gle·na \ yu̇-ˈglē-nə \

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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