Definition of Mastigophora
1. Noun. Protozoa having flagella.
Group relationships: Phylum Protozoa, Protozoa
Member holonyms: Flagellate, Flagellate Protozoan, Flagellated Protozoan, Mastigophoran, Mastigophore, Cilioflagellata, Dinoflagellata, Order Cilioflagellata, Order Dinoflagellata, Subclass Zoomastigina, Zoomastigina, Phytomastigina, Subclass Phytomastigina
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Mastigophora
1. A subphylum of flagellate protozoa. It contains two classes: phytomastigophora and zoomastigophora. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mastigophora
Literary usage of Mastigophora
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"At the present time the flagellated forms are included under the subphylum mastigophora and those possessing cilia, throughout their entire existence or ..."
2. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"mastigophora in General The mastigophora may easily be distinguished from other ... mastigophora with one or more flagella at the anterior end of the body. ..."
3. Veterinary Bacteriology: A Treatise on the Bacteria, Yeasts, Molds, and by Robert Earle Buchanan (1911)
"... PATHOGENIC PROTOZOA OF THE mastigophora (Exclusive of the Spirochetes) THE pathogenic forms of the class mastigophora differ from the preceding in that ..."
4. Protozoölogy by Gary Nathan Calkins (1909)
"Flagella and Classification of the mastigophora.—Flagella do not present as many ... In some forms of mastigophora the flagellum appears to be flattened out ..."
5. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"mastigophora. (FLAGELLATA.) Protozoa whose motile organs consist of one or more long whip-like projections called flagella. The body is provided with an ..."
6. The Protozoa by Gary Nathan Calkins (1901)
"The development, both in Sarcodina and in mastigophora, throws little or no light upon the question as to the more primitive nature of one or the other. ..."
7. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"... of the upper Cretaceous chalk are probably largely due to these skeletons. Radiolaria occur from the pre-Cambrian to the present. CLASS B, mastigophora ..."