flagellate protozoan

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Noun1.flagellate protozoan - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendagesflagellate protozoan - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
dinoflagellate - chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton
genus Leishmania, Leishmania - flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
zooflagellate, zoomastigote - flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics
hypermastigote - flagellate symbiotic in the intestines of e.g. termites
polymastigote - flagellates with several flagella
costia, Costia necatrix - a flagellate that is the cause of the frequently fatal fish disease costiasis
giardia - a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
trichomonad - cause of trichomoniasis in women and cattle and birds
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Trypanosoma flagellate protozoan parasites induce anemia, fever, depression, dullness, weakness, nervous symptoms and are responsible for major economic losses in terms of poor production (milk, meat, fertility, draught power and manure) and sometimes abortion or death in case of no treatment.
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While many protozoa are free-living, the flagellate protozoan symbionts of lower termites are only found in the digestive tract of their host.
The flagellate protozoan Giardia intestinalis (previously known as G lamblia), its causative agent, is the most commonly identified intestinal parasite in the United States and the most common protozoal intestinal parasite isolated worldwide1-4.
In this way, the present study verified the existence of longitudinal patterns in species composition, richness, density and biomass of flagellate protozoan from tropical streams and investigated whether the possible zonation patterns are different between summer and winter.