choanoflagellate

[koh-uh-noh-flaj-uh-leyt]
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noun Zoology.

any flagellate of the genera Monosiga and Proterospongia, having a protoplasmic collar encircling the base of the flagellum.

Nearby words

  1. chmn.,
  2. cho oyu,
  3. choad,
  4. choana,
  5. choanocyte,
  6. choate,
  7. choate, joseph hodges,
  8. choate, rufus,
  9. choc-ice,
  10. choc.

Origin of choanoflagellate

1895–1900; < New Latin Choanoflagellata name of the order. See choanocyte, flagellata

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Examples from the Web for choanoflagellate

  • This minute form looked so much like a choanoflagellate that I supposed it to be one until I discovered an empty case (Fig. 8).