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Any of various single-celled aquatic organisms of the phylum (or division) Euglenophyta, characterized by a grooved cell surface, a reddish eyespot, and undulating movement by means of flagella.
[New Latin Euglēna, genus typical of the taxon; see euglena + -oid.]
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling euglenas.
2. pertaining to or designating the wormlike movement, produced by wavelike contractions, characteristic of euglenas.n.
3. a euglena or euglenoid organism.
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|Noun||1.||euglenoid - marine and freshwater green or colorless flagellate organism|
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves