phylum Protozoa


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Related to phylum Protozoa: phylum Platyhelminthes
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Noun1.phylum Protozoa - in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdomphylum Protozoa - in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers
kingdom Protoctista, Protoctista - in most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta; unicellular protists and their descendant multicellular organisms: regarded as distinct from plants and animals
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
class Sarcodina, Sarcodina - characterized by the formation of pseudopods for locomotion and taking food: Actinopoda; Rhizopoda
Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
class Sporozoa, Sporozoa - strictly parasitic protozoans that are usually immobile; includes plasmodia and coccidia and piroplasms and malaria parasites
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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are significant members of Phylum Protozoa reported to be transmitted through migratory birds.
Historically, classification of phylum protozoa was done on the basis of classical morphological criteria, which proved to be labile and less effectual.