phytoflagellate

noun
phy·​to·​fla·​gel·​late | \ ˌfī-tō-ˈfla-jə-lət How to pronounce phytoflagellate (audio) , -ˌlāt; -flə-ˈje- \

Definition of phytoflagellate

: any of various organisms (such as dinoflagellates) that are considered a subclass (Phytomastigophora synonym Phytomastigina) usually of algae by botanists and of protozoans by zoologists and that have many characteristics in common with typical algae

First Known Use of phytoflagellate

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phytoflagellate

phyto- + flagellate entry 3

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“Phytoflagellate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phytoflagellate. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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phytoflagellate

noun
phy·​to·​fla·​gel·​late | \ ˌfīt-ō-ˈflaj-ə-lət, -ˌlāt; -flə-ˈjel-ət How to pronounce phytoflagellate (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytoflagellate

: any of various organisms (as dinoflagellates) that are considered a subclass (Phytomastigophora synonym Phytomastigina) usually of algae by botanists and of protozoans by zoologists and that have many characteristics in common with typical algae

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