polymastigote


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Noun1.polymastigote - flagellates with several flagella
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
order Polymastigina, Polymastigina - small usually parasitic flagellates
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Seven of the eight polymastigote groups are unified as a clade by, among other characteristics, their parasitic lifestyles (Fig.
As such, the other apparently related Polymastigotes (Fig.