phytoflagellate
noun Date: 1935 any of various organisms (as dinoflagellates) that are considered a subclass (Phytomastigophora syn. Phytomastigina) usually of algae by botanists and of protozoans by zoologists and that have many characteristics in common with typical algae

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  • phytoflagellate — [fīt΄ō flaj′ə lit, fīt΄ō flaj′əlāt΄] n. [ PHYTO + FLAGELLATE] a flagellated microorganism with plantlike characteristics, as cell walls and chlorophyll …   English World dictionary

  • phytoflagellate — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: New Latin Phytoflagellata : plantlike flagellate * * * /fuy teuh flaj euh lit, layt /, n. any microscopic flagellate that is photosynthetic. [1930 35; PHYTO + FLAGELLATE] * * * phytoflagellate to gelin: see …   Useful english dictionary

  • phytoflagellate — /fuy teuh flaj euh lit, layt /, n. any microscopic flagellate that is photosynthetic. [1930 35; PHYTO + FLAGELLATE] * * * Any of several protozoans that have flagella in addition to sharing many characteristics with typical algae, especially the… …   Universalium

  • phytoflagellate — phy·to·fla·gel·late .fīt ō flaj ə lət, .lāt; flə jel ət n any of various organisms (as dinoflagellates) that are considered a subclass (Phytomastigophora syn. Phytomastigina) usu. of algae by botanists and of protozoans by zoologists and that… …   Medical dictionary

  • phytoflagellate — phy·to·flagellate …   English syllables

  • plantlike flagellate — phytoflagellate …   Medical dictionary

  • protozoan — /proh teuh zoh euhn/, n., pl. protozoans, (esp. collectively) protozoa / zoh euh/, adj. Biol. n. 1. any of a diverse group of eukaryotes, of the kingdom Protista, that are primarily unicellular, existing singly or aggregating into colonies, are… …   Universalium

  • Raphidophyceae — Goniostomum semen Systematik Klassifikation: Lebewesen Domäne: Eukaryoten (Eucary …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Euglena — gracilis and E. viridis are phytoflagellate protozoa of the algal order Euglenophyta (zoological order Euglenida). An elongate cell with two flagella, one emerging from a pocket at the anterior end, the organism exhibits positive phototaxis,… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • chrysomonad — /kri som euh nad /, n. Biol. any golden yellow to brown freshwater algae of the class Chrysomonadales (phylum Chrysophyta), living singly or in colonies; blooms may color the water brown. [ < NL Chrysomonad , s. of Chrysomonas a genus name, equiv …   Universalium

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