Zoomastigophorea


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Zoomastigophorea

 [zo″o-mas″tĭ-go-for´e-ah]
a class of protozoa (subphylum Mastigophora), including all the animal-like, as opposed to plant-like, protozoa.

Zo·o·mas·ti·go·pho·re·a

(zō'ō-mas'ti-gō-fō'rē-ă),
A class of flagellates (superclass Mastigophora) within the phylum Sarcomastigophora (flagellate and ameboid protozoans), of animalian as opposed to plantlike characteristics. Chromatophores are absent; one to many flagella are found, although they may be absent in ameboid forms; sexuality is known in some groups. It includes many human parasites such as the trypanosomes and trichomonads, as well as a number of other parasitic and symbiotic forms.
[zoo- + G. mastix, whip, + phoros, bearing]

Zoomastigophorea

/Zoo·mas·ti·go·pho·rea/ (zo″o-mas″tĭ-go-for´e-ah) a class of protozoa (subphylum Mastigophora), including all the animal-like, as opposed to plantlike, protozoa.

Zoomastigophorea

A class of flagellated PROTOZOA many of which cause diseases such as LEISHMANIASIS, TRICHOMONIASIS and TRYPANOSOMIASIS.