Definition of Euglena

1. Noun. Minute single-celled green freshwater organism having a single flagella; often classed as algae.

Generic synonyms: Protozoan, Protozoon
Group relationships: Genus Euglena



Definition of Euglena

1. Noun. (biology) Any of several protists, of the genus ''Euglena'', that contain chloroplasts and a single flagellum ¹

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Definition of Euglena

1. a freshwater protozoan [n -S]

Medical Definition of Euglena

1. Euglena is a genus of flagellate freshwater protozoans. It contains chlorophyll and is therefore photosynthetic, but it can also be mobile and gather its own food when sunlight is absent. Because it has the characteristics of both plants and animals, it is thought to be similar or related to the ancestral organism which gave rise to both plants and animals. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Euglena

eugenol
eugenol O-methyltransferase
eugenols
eugeny
eugeosynclinal
eugeosyncline
eugeosynclines
eugeroic
eugeroics
eugetinic
eugeuia
eugeuias
eugh
eughen
eughs
euglena (current term)
euglenas
euglenid
euglenids
euglenoid
euglenoids
euglenophyte
euglenophytes
euglobulin
euglobulin clot lysis time
euglobulin lysis time
euglobulins
euglycaemia
euglycaemic

Literary usage of Euglena

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1. Lessons in elementary biology by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1905)
"LESSON IV euglena THE rain-water collected in puddles by the road-side, on roofs, &c., is often found to have a bright green colour : this is sometimes due ..."

2. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Order i. Flagellata. — MASTIGOPHORA with one or more flagella at the anterior end of the body. Examples: euglena (Fig. ..."

3. Aquatic Microscopy for Beginners: Or, Common Objects from the Ponds and Ditches by Alfred Cheatham Stokes (1918)
"It is often absent from an old euglena. At the posterior end is a short, pointed, stiff, ... This crimson euglena is supposed to have been the cause, ..."

4. Photo-micrographs and how to Make Them by George Miller Sternberg (1883)
"... and separated from the euglena (with which it has been generally associated), — the latter being pretty certainly a plant, belonging to the same group ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"The flagellum of euglena viridis possesses a bifurcate base, which is attached to the wall of the excretory reservoir at the anterior end of the body.1 As ..."

6. A Course in Invertebrate Zoölogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1901)
"euglena This single-celled organism, which combines the characters of animals ... Mount a drop of water containing euglena on a slide and study it under the ..."

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