zooflagellate


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zo•o•flag•el•late

(ˌzoʊ əˈflædʒ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

n.
any flagellated protozoan that lacks photosynthetic pigment and feeds on organic matter: often parasitic.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.zooflagellate - flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
subclass Zoomastigina, Zoomastigina - in some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; holozoic or saprozoic flagellates
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Archezoa are now treated, not as a separate kingdom (2, 3), but as a subkingdom of the Protozoa, comprising only the two zooflagellate protozoan phyla, Metamonada and Parabasalia (1), which have no mitochondria and are microaerophilic or anaerobic.