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Mastigophora

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Definition

noun

A taxonomic group within Phylum Sarcomastigophora, and includes all protozoa that use flagella for movement.


Supplement

This group is further divided into two classes: Phytomastigophorea and Zoomastigophorea.


Word origin: mastīgophóros, whip-bearing.

Compare: Sarcodina.
See also: Sarcomastigophora.