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Protozoa

Definition noun, singular: protozoon Eukaryotic organisms belonging to a group characterized for being single-celled, most... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Unicellular

Unicellular organisms are organisms consisting of one cell only that performs all vital functions including metabolism,... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Contractile vacuole

Definition noun, plural: contractile vacuoles (cell biology) A specialized vacuole of eukaryote cells, especially protozoa,... Read More

Binary fission

Binary Fission Definition What is binary fission? In biology, binary fission is a type of asexual reproduction where a... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Protozoology

Definition noun A branch of biology that studies protozoa, which are eucharyotes characterized by being single-celled, most... Read More

Dinoflagellate

A dinoflagellate is a flagellate algae characterized by their two flagella of unequal length. One of the flagella is lying... Read More

Zoomastigophora

Definition A class or a taxonomic group belonging to Subphylum Mastigophora that includes colourless, heterotrophic,... Read More

Plankton

plankton (Science: marine biology) small (often microscopic) plants and animals floating, drifting or weakly swimming in... Read More

Protista

Definition noun A taxonomic kingdom in old system of classification (i.e. five kingdom scheme), comprised of species... Read More

Zooplankton

Definition noun Animal or animal-like constituent of plankton, comprised mainly of freely floating protozoa, small... Read More

Flagellate

Definition noun, plural: flagellates A cell or an organism that has flagella adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, characterized... Read More

Algology

Definition noun (botany) The scientific study of algae (medicine) The branch of medicine that is concerned with the study... Read More

Sporozoan

Definition noun, plural: sporozoans Any of the numerous protozoans of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, generally... Read More

Sporozoa

Definition noun A protozoan phylum of the Kingdom Protista of the old five kingdom scheme of classification, and includes... Read More

Promastigote

Definition noun, plural: promastigotes (protistology) The developmental stage or the morphological form in the lifecycle of... Read More

Herbivore

Herbivore Definition A herbivore is the primary consumer of the food chain that usually occupies the second trophic level... Read More

Apicomplexa

Definition noun A phylum comprised of protozoans characterized by having a special organelle called an apical complex, and... Read More

Eukaryote

Eukaryote refers to any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contains a distinct, membrane-bound... Read More

Phycology

Definition noun The scientific study of algae or seaweeds Supplement Phycology is a branch of biology that is concerned with... Read More

Trichomonas vaginalis

Definition noun A parasitic flagellated protozoan that may infect the vagina and the urethra of women and the urethra and... Read More

Euglenophyta

Definition noun (phycology) In old taxonomic classification, a phylum of the Kingdom Protista and comprised of the... Read More

Rhizopoda

rhizopoda (Science: zoology) An extensive class of protozoa, including those which have pseudopodia, by means of which they... Read More

Infusoria

Infusoria (Science: zoology) One of the classes of protozoa, including a large number of species, all of minute size. They... Read More

Trypomastigote

Definition noun, plural: trypomastigotes (protistology) The developmental stage or the morphological form in the lifecycle... Read More

Amoebozoa

Definition noun A taxonomic group including the amoeboid protists that are characterized by having pseudopods and a cell... Read More

Algae

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that possess photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll. However, they lack true roots,... Read More

Brown algae

Brown Algae Definition Brown algae are algal species characterized by being multicellular and having a brown or... Read More

Choanoflagellate

Definition noun, plural: choanoflagellates A flagellate protozoan of the genera Monosiga and Proterospongia of the class... Read More

Animal cell

An animal cell is the fundamental functional unit of life of animals. It is also the basic unit of reproduction. Animal... Read More

Superclass

Definition noun, plural: superclasses (taxonomy) A taxon rank subordinate to a phylum (or a subphylum) and superior to a... Read More

Red algae

Red Algae Definition The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta, which literally was derived from the Greek word... Read More

Phytomastigophora

Definition A taxonomic group belonging to Subphylum Mastigophora, and includes photosynthetic or plant-like flagellate... Read More

Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Phytoflagellate

Definition noun, plural: phytoflagellates Any of the plant-like flagellates that contain chlorophyll and capable of... Read More

Kinetoplastid

Definition ''noun, plural: kinetoplastids’’ Any of the group of flagellate protozoa, characterized mainly by the... Read More

Infraciliature

The organelles just below the cilia in ciliate... Read More