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eu·gle·na

 (yo͞o-glē′nə)
n.
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.]

euglena

(juːˈɡliːnə)
n
(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

eu•gle•na

(yuˈgli nə)
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]
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euglena
anatomy of a euglena

eu·gle·na

(yo͞o-glē′nə)
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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Noun1.euglena - minute single-celled green freshwater organism having a single flagellaeuglena - 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
Translations
euglène
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Por una parte los microorganismos encontrados correspondieron a bacterias de vida libre, euglenas y, en algunos casos hongos y cianobacterias que tienden a no adherirse a los agregados.
This line of thought becomes even more justifiable when contrasted with the nondetection of euglenas in the organic cultivation, as this method does not make use of phytoplankton promoter, its density was, thus, low (WANG, 1990).
Euglenas are about 10 micrometers in length and look like a sperm cell with a more elongated body.