mastigophoran

mastigophoran

[mas-ti-gof-er-uhn]
noun
1.
Also, mastigophore [mas-ti-guh-fawr, -fohr] . a protozoan of the phylum Mastigophora.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Mastigophora.

Origin:
1905–10; Mastigophor(a) + -an

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mastigophoran (ˌmæstɪˈɡɒfərən)
 
n
1.  any protozoan having one or more flagella
 
adj
2.  Also: flagellate of or relating to flagellated protozoans
 
[C19 mastigophore whip-bearer, from Greek mastigophoros, from mastix whip + -phoros-phore]

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mastigophoran   (mās'tĭ-gŏf'ər-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
See flagellate.
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