Mastigophora

[ mas-ti-gof-er-uh ]
/ ˌmæs tɪˈgɒf ər ə /

noun

a phylum of protozoans comprising nonphotosynthetic, chiefly free-living flagellates: some species are important pathogens of humans and other animals.

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Origin of Mastigophora

<New Latin (neuter plural) <Greek mastīgophóros whip-bearing, equivalent to mastīg-, stem of mástix whip + -o--o- + -phoros-phore. See mastigium, -phorous
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