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Mastigophora

[mas-ti-gof-er-uh] /ˌmæs tɪˈgɒf ər ə/
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a phylum of protozoans comprising nonphotosynthetic, chiefly free-living flagellates: some species are important pathogens of humans and other animals.
Origin of Mastigophora
< New Latin (neuter plural) < Greek mastīgophóros whip-bearing, equivalent to mastīg-, stem of mástix whip + -o- -o- + -phoros -phore. See mastigium, -phorous
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