Definition of Phytomastigina
1. Noun. Plantlike flagellates containing chlorophyll; often considered unicellular algae.
Group relationships: Class Flagellata, Class Mastigophora, Flagellata, Mastigophora
Member holonyms: Plantlike Flagellate
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Phytomastigina
1. Former term for plant-like flagellates, originally classified as a suborder or order, raised to the class Phytomastigophorea (Phytomastigophorasida) in recent classifications. Origin: phyto-+ G. Mastix, whip (05 Mar 2000)
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