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protozoon

[proh-tuh-zoh-on, -uh n]
noun, plural pro·to·zo·a [proh-tuh-zoh-uh] /ˌproʊ təˈzoʊ ə/.
  1. protozoan.
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Origin of protozoon

singular of Protozoa
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Examples from the Web for protozoon

Historical Examples

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

    More Letters of Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

  • 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