phytoflagellate

noun phy·to·fla·gel·late \ ˌfī-tō-ˈfla-jə-lət , -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


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phytoflagellate

noun phy·to·fla·gel·late \ ˌfīt-ō-ˈflaj-ə-lət, -ˌlāt; -flə-ˈjel-ət \

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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