follow Dictionary.com

9 Q Without U Words for Words With Friends

zooflagellate

[zoh-uh-flaj-uh-lit, -leyt] /ˌzoʊ əˈflædʒ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
noun
1.
any flagellated protozoan that lacks photosynthetic pigment and feeds on organic matter: often parasitic.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; zoo- + flagellate
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for zoo flagellate

zooflagellate

any flagellate protozoan that is traditionally of the protozoan class Zoomastigophorea (sometimes called Zooflagellata), although recent classifications of this group have questioned the taxonomic usefulness of the term because some zooflagellates have been found to have photosynthetic capabilities and some phytoflagellates heterotrophic capabilities.

Learn more about zooflagellate with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for zooflagellate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for zoo

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for zoo flagellate