Definition of euglena in English:

Share this entry

euglena

Pronunciation: /juːˈɡliːnə/

noun

Biology
A green single-celled freshwater organism with a flagellum, sometimes forming a green scum on stagnant water.
  • Genus Euglena, division Euglenophyta (or phylum Euglenophyta, kingdom Protista).
Example sentences
  • Does it have a mutant euglena for a sidekick, called Minoxodil?

Origin

Modern Latin, from eu- 'well' + Greek glēnē 'eyeball, socket of joint'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: eu|glena

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.