phytoflagellate

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of phytoflagellate was in 1902

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“Phytoflagellate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phytoflagellate. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

phytoflagellate

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