zoo flagellate

zooflagellate

[zoh-uh-flaj-uh-lit, -leyt]
noun
any flagellated protozoan that lacks photosynthetic pigment and feeds on organic matter: often parasitic.

Origin:
1955–60; zoo- + flagellate

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zooflagellate

noun
flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics [syn: zoomastigote
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