Chilomastix

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Noun1.Chilomastix - flagellates parasitic in intestines of vertebrates including humans
protoctist genus - any genus of Protoctista
order Polymastigina, Polymastigina - small usually parasitic flagellates
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The first ultrastructural survey (13) of a free-living retortamonad (Chilomastix cuspidata; [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 1.
It has a ventral groove supported by a retortamonad-like system of flagellar roots, and a retortamonad-like arrangement of flagellar vanes, but is not assignable to the retortamonads.
The first eukaryotes were probably zooflagellates similar to the enteromonad or the retortamonad metamonads.