flagellate protozoan

flagellate protozoan
a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
Derivationally related forms: ↑flagellate (for: ↑flagellate), ↑flagellum (for: ↑flagellate)
Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon
Member Holonyms: ↑Mastigophora, ↑class Mastigophora, ↑Flagellata, ↑class Flagellata

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  • flagellate — 1. Possessing one or more flagella. 2. Common name for a member of the class Mastigophora. collared f. SYN: choanomastigote. * * * fla·gel·late flaj ə lət, .lāt; flə jel ət adj 1 a) or flag·el·lat·ed …   Medical dictionary

  • flagellate — I. transitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin flagellatus, past participle of flagellare, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum whip; perhaps akin to Old Norse blaka to wave Date: circa 1623 1. whip, scourge 2. to drive or punish as if by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protozoan — /proh teuh zoh euhn/, n., pl. protozoans, (esp. collectively) protozoa / zoh euh/, adj. Biol. n. 1. any of a diverse group of eukaryotes, of the kingdom Protista, that are primarily unicellular, existing singly or aggregating into colonies, are… …   Universalium

  • flagellate — flagellator, n. flagellatory /flaj euh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. v. /flaj euh layt /; adj., n. /flaj euh lit, layt /, v., flagellated, flagellating, adj., n. v.t. 1. to whip; scourge; flog; lash. adj. 2. Also, flagellated. Biol. having… …   Universalium

  • flagellate — n. a type of protozoan with one or more fine whiplike threads (see flagellum) projecting from its body surface, by means of which it is able to swim. Some flagellates are parasites of humans and are therefore of medical importance. See:… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • flagellate — flag•el•late v. [[t]ˈflædʒ əˌleɪt[/t]] adj., n. [[t] lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] v. t. 1) to whip; scourge 2) to punish or berate as if with a whip 3) cbl Also, flag′el•lat ed. Biol. having flagella 4) bot Bot. producing filiform runners or runnerlike… …   From formal English to slang

  • flagellate — 1. v.tr. scourge, flog (cf. FLAGELLANT). Derivatives: flagellation n. flagellator n. flagellatory adj. 2. adj. & n. adj. having flagella (see FLAGELLUM). n. a protozoan having one or more flagella …   Useful english dictionary

  • flagellated protozoan — noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑flagellate, ↑flagellate protozoan, ↑mastigophoran, ↑mastigophore • Derivationally related forms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plantlike flagellate — noun unicellular organisms having many characteristics of typical algae • Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon • Member Holonyms: ↑Phytomastigina, ↑subclass Phytomastigina * * * noun : any of various organisms constituting the subclass… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhizomastigote — ▪ protozoan order       any member of the flagellate protozoan order Rhizomastigida, with features similar to both flagellates and sarcodines (protozoans having pseudopodia). Members are permanently amoeboid and may have from 1 to 50 flagella.… …   Universalium

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