phytoflagellate

[ fahy-tuh-flaj-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˌfaɪ təˈflædʒ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /

noun

any microscopic flagellate that is photosynthetic.

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Origin of phytoflagellate

First recorded in 1930–35; phyto- + flagellate
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