flagellate

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flagellate

1. resembling a flagellum; whiplike
2. a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina

flagellate

[′flaj·ə‚lāt]
(biology)
Having flagella.
An organism that propels itself by means of flagella.
Resembling a flagellum.
(invertebrate zoology)
Any member of the protozoan superclass Mastigophora.
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A similar situation was observed in the Sao Simao reservoir with phytoflagellate cryptophyte algae, mainly Cryptomonas erosa and C.
2001) determined that nanoplankton (primarily phytoflagellates, coccolithophorids, and naviculoid diatoms) contributed most to total phytoplankton abundance and was especially dominant in winter months.
Those for which identification was not possible were considered phytoflagellates.