Phytomastigophorea

(redirected from Phytomastigophorasida)

Phy·to·mas·ti·goph·o·re·a

(fī'tō-mas'ti-gof'ō-rē'ă),
A class of the subphylum Mastigophora (flagellates) within the phylum Sarcomastigophora (flagellate and ameboid protozoans), consisting mostly of free-living plantlike flagellates with or without chloroplasts, and usually with one or two flagella. Compare: Zoomastigophorea.
[phyto- + G. mastix, whip, + phoros, bearing]