zooflagellate

[ zoh-uh-flaj-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˌzoʊ əˈflædʒ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /

noun

any flagellated protozoan that lacks photosynthetic pigment and feeds on organic matter: often parasitic.

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Origin of zooflagellate

First recorded in 1955–60; zoo- + flagellate
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