mastigophore


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Noun1.mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendagesmastigophore - 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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Lovenella gracilis is equipped with microbasic mastigophores (Calder 1971), which can penetrate animal tissues and inject venom (Mariscal 1974, Purcell & Mills 1988).