[proh-tuh-zoh-on, -uh n]

noun, plural pro·to·zo·a [proh-tuh-zoh-uh] /ˌproʊ təˈzoʊ ə/.

Origin of protozoon

singular of Protozoa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for protozoon

Historical Examples of protozoon

  • You put the difficulty of the first modification of the first protozoon admirably.

  • Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoon, who gives us this assurance.

    In the Mountains

    Elizabeth von Arnim

  • This protozoon secretes a shell about itself which has a characteristic shape, and often carries spines.

  • Now, if so, how long would it take to obtain an elephant from a protozoon or even from a tadpole-like fish?

    Life and Habit

    Samuel Butler