Zoomastigophorea

[ zō′ə-măs′tĭ-gō-fôrē-ə, -gŏf′ə-rēə ]

n.

A class of flagellates having animal-like rather than plantlike characteristics, including parasites such as trypanosomes and trichomonads.

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