[ mas-ti-gof-er-uh ]
/ ˌmæs tɪˈgɒf ər ə /
a phylum of protozoans comprising nonphotosynthetic, chiefly free-living flagellates: some species are important pathogens of humans and other animals.
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The Mastigophora are frequently termed Flagellata or Flagellates.
This genus is exceptional among Mastigophora in that division is transverse instead of longitudinal.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins