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mastigophoran

[mas-ti-gof-er-uh n] /ˌmæs tɪˈgɒf ər ən/
noun
1.
Also, mastigophore
[mas-ti-guh-fawr, -fohr] /ˈmæs tɪ gəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/ (Show IPA)
. a protozoan of the phylum Mastigophora.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Mastigophora.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; Mastigophor(a) + -an
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mastigophoran

/ˌmæstɪˈɡɒfərən/
noun
1.
any protozoan having one or more flagella
adjective
2.
Also flagellate. of or relating to flagellated protozoans
Word Origin
C19 mastigophore whip-bearer, from Greek mastigophoros, from mastix whip + -phoros-phore
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mastigophoran
  (mās'tĭ-gŏf'ər-ən)   
See flagellate.
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