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(Science: zoology) An order of infusoria, having one or two long, whiplike cilia, at the anterior end. It includes monads. See infusoria, and monad.

Origin: NL, fr.L. Flagellatus, p. P. See flagellate.

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embryonic evolution

There are several theories about how metazoas become. Heckel`s theory that first metazoas were Cnidaria and Spongia derived from colonial flagellata is one of two major theories. He said that ontogeny is recapitulation of filogeny based on the examination of embional stages of animals. But ...

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by Beetle
Wed May 04, 2005 11:59 pm
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Topic: embryonic evolution
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