Definition of Mastigophora in English:

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Mastigophora

Pronunciation: /ˌmastɪˈɡɒfərə/

plural noun

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

Derivatives

mastigophoran

noun& adjective

Origin

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

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