from The Century Dictionary.

  • A family of flagellate protozoans. The body is somewhat oval, with a broader or pointed hinder end produced into two flagella. At the anterior end there are two or three flagella on each side. The family includes the genera Hexamitus and Megastoma.

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  • noun small usually parasitic flagellates


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