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Zoomastigina

Definition:

a subclass considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista in some classifications; includes holozoic or saprozoic flagellates

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Zoomastigina*
(* Zoomastigina may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Flagellate

an organism with one or more whip-like organelles called flagella. Some cells in animals may be flagellate, for instance the spermatozoa of most phyla. Flowering plants do not produce flagellate cells, but ferns, mosses, green algae, some gymnosperms... (38 of 454 words, 4 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Mastigophora

phylum of unicellular heterotrophic protozoans of the kingdom Protista. Most of the approximately 1,500 species of Mastigophora are propelled by one ... (21 of 123 words, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Mastigophora | mastigophoran [derived]

Syllabification: (Mas·ti·goph·o·ra) [zoology] | a group of single-celled animals that includes the protozoal flagellates, which are now generally ... (17 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Mastigophora

Mastigophora [zoology] | mastigophoran [derived]

a group of single-celled animals that includes the protozoal flagellates, which are now generally divided among several phyla of the kingdom ... (21 of 61 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Mastigophora

Wiktionary:

Mastigophora | Phytomastigophorea [types, sense-specific] | Zoomastigophorea - classes [types, sense-specific]

A taxonomic superclass within the subphylum Sarcomastigophora -- many unicellular heterotrophic protozoans. | [italics] A taxonomic genus within the family Mastigophoraceae -- a group of liverworts. (23 of 27 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Mastigophora

Random House Dictionary:

Mastigophora | Flagellata

a phylum of protozoans comprising nonphotosynthetic, chiefly free-living flagellates: some species are important pathogens of humans and other ... (18 of 24 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

subclass | subset [sense-specific]

a principal subdivision of a class | [biology] a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a class | [mathematics] another name for "subset" ... (22 of 227 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/subclass

Merriam-Webster:

subclass | subset [synonym]

a primary division of a class: as ; a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order ; "subset" [sense-specific] (24 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subclass

American Heritage Dictionary:

subclass

A subdivision of a set or class. | [biology] A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between a class and an order. (21 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subclass

New World Dictionary:

subclass

a subdivision of a class; specifically, any main natural subdivision of a class of plants or animals | [math] "subset" (19 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subclass

Encarta Dictionary:

subclass | subclasses [plural]

a smaller group among several into which a main class is divided | a subdivision of a class in the classification of plants and animals | Same as ... (26 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716420​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Zoomastigina

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Zoomastigina"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Zoomastigina"

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