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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
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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.

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