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noun Zoology.
  1. any flagellate of the genera Monosiga and Proterospongia, having a protoplasmic collar encircling the base of the flagellum.
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Origin of choanoflagellate

1895–1900; < New Latin Choanoflagellata name of the order. See choanocyte, flagellata
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  • This minute form looked so much like a choanoflagellate that I supposed it to be one until I discovered an empty case (Fig. 8).

    Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole

    Gary N. Calkins