Definition of Phylum Protozoa
1. Noun. In some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers.
Group relationships: Kingdom Protoctista, Protoctista
Member holonyms: Protozoan, Protozoon, Class Sarcodina, Sarcodina, Ciliata, Ciliophora, Class Ciliata, Class Ciliophora, Class Flagellata, Class Mastigophora, Flagellata, Mastigophora, Class Sporozoa, Sporozoa
Generic synonyms: Phylum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylum Protozoa
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 ..."