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Phytoflagellate

Definition
noun, plural: phytoflagellates
Any of the plant-like flagellates that contain chlorophyll and capable of photosynthesis.
Supplement
These flagellates are named for their plant-like features: photosynthetic, and the presence of chlorophyll and other pigments.
Word origin: Greek: phyt(ón), a plant + flagellate » Latin flagellātus, ptp. of flagellāre to whip.
Compare: zooflagellate.

See also: protozoa, Phytomastigophorea.


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