Definition of Silicoflagellata
in some classifications
: a group of marine flagellates formerly classified among the radiolarians but now usually constituting a family of the order Chrysomonadina and having one or two flagella, a definite nucleus, and a spiny siliceous skeleton like that of a radiolarian
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Origin and Etymology of silicoflagellata
New Latin, from silic- + flagellata, neuter plural of flagellatus flagellate
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