Definition of Mastigophora in English:

Mastigophora

Syllabification: Mas·ti·goph·o·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌmastiˈgäfərə
 
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Zoology
  • A group of single-celled animals that includes the protozoal flagellates, which are now generally divided among several phyla of the kingdom Protista.
    • Subphylum (or superclass) Mastigophora

Derivatives

mastigophoran

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

Origin

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

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