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Any of various single-celled freshwater organisms of the genus Euglena, characterized by the presence of chlorophyll, a reddish eyespot, a single long anterior flagellum, and a second, rudimentary flagellum.
[New Latin Euglēna : Greek eu-, eu- + Greek glēnē, eyeball.]
(Animals) any freshwater unicellular organism of the genus Euglena, moving by means of flagella and typically having holophytic nutrition. It has been variously regarded as an alga or a protozoan but is now usually classified as a protoctist (phylum Euglenophyta)
[C19: from New Latin, from eu- + Greek glēnē eyeball, socket of a joint]
euˈglenoid adj, n
n., pl. -nas.
any freshwater protozoan of the genus Euglena, having a reddish eyespot and a single flagellum.
[< New Latin (1830) < Greek eu- eu- + glḗnē pupil, eyeball]
anatomy of a euglena
Any of various one-celled freshwater organisms that move with a long tail called a flagellum, have a reddish eyespot, and often contain chlorophyll like plants. Euglenas are protozoans.
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|Noun||1.||euglena - minute single-celled green freshwater organism having a single flagella; often classed as algae|
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
genus Euglena - type genus of the family Euglenaceae: green algae with a single flagellum