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Mastigophora

Syllabification: Mas·ti·goph·o·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌmastiˈɡäfərə
 
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Zoology

Definition of Mastigophora in English:

A group of single-celled animals that includes the protozoal flagellates, which are now generally divided among several phyla of the kingdom Protista.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek mastigophoros, from mastix, mastig- 'whip' + -phoros 'bearing'.

Derivatives

mastigophoran

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Pronunciation: /-ˈɡäf(ə)rən/
noun& adjective

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