mastigophoran

noun
mas·​ti·​goph·​o·​ran | \ ˌma-stə-ˈgä-fə-rən How to pronounce mastigophoran (audio) \

Definition of mastigophoran

: any of a subphylum (Mastigophora) of protozoans comprising forms with flagella and including many often treated as algae

Other Words from mastigophoran

mastigophoran adjective

First Known Use of mastigophoran

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mastigophoran

ultimately from Greek mastig-, mastix whip + pherein to carry — more at bear

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The first known use of mastigophoran was circa 1911

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“Mastigophoran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mastigophoran. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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