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[proh-tuh-zoh-on, -uh n] /ˌproʊ təˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən/
noun, plural protozoa
[proh-tuh-zoh-uh] /ˌproʊ təˈzoʊ ə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of protozoon
singular of Protozoa Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This protozoon secretes a shell about itself which has a characteristic shape, and often carries spines.

  • Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoon, who gives us this assurance.

    In the Mountains Elizabeth von Arnim
  • Now, if so, how long would it take to obtain an elephant from a protozoon or even from a tadpole-like fish?

    Life and Habit Samuel Butler
  • You put the difficulty of the first modification of the first protozoon admirably.

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