protozoon

[ proh-tuh-zoh-on, -uh n ]
/ ˌproʊ təˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən /

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

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Origin of protozoon

singular of Protozoa
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Example sentences from the Web for protozoon

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