Definition of Phylum Protozoa

1. Noun. In some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylum Protozoa

phylum Coelenterata
phylum Cryptophyta
phylum Ctenophora
phylum Cycliophora
phylum Echinodermata
phylum Ectoprocta
phylum Entoprocta
phylum Mollusca
phylum Nematoda
phylum Nemertea
phylum Nemertina
phylum Phoronida
phylum Platyhelminthes
phylum Pogonophora
phylum Porifera
phylum Protozoa (current term)
phylum Pyrrophyta
phylum Rotifera
phylum Sipuncula
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Literary usage of Phylum Protozoa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"The phylum Protozoa includes the simplest and lowest members of the animal kingdom. With few exceptions the members of this phylum are too small to be seen ..."

2. The Triumph of Life by Wilhelm Bölsche (1906)
"DINOFLAGELLATES OF THE phylum Protozoa. These forms stand on the border line between plants and ani- mals. They possess chromatophores which enable them to ..."

3. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"ECONOMIC ZOOLOGY CHAPTER I PROTOZOA The phylum Protozoa includes a large number of small animals; they are mostly of microscopic size, though some of them ..."

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