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Mastigophora

Definition
noun
A taxonomic group within Phylum Sarcomastigophora, and includes all protozoa that use flagella for movement.
Supplement
This group is further divided into two classes: Phytomastigophorea and Zoomastigophorea.
Word origin: mastīgophóros, whip-bearing.
Compare: Sarcodina.

See also: Sarcomastigophora.


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