- /fuy'teuh flaj"euh lit, -layt'/, n.any microscopic flagellate that is photosynthetic.[1930-35; PHYTO- + FLAGELLATE]
* * *Any of several protozoans that have flagella in addition to sharing many characteristics with typical algae, especially the pigment chlorophyll and various other pigments.Some species, though similar in form, lack chlorophyll. Phytoflagellates may obtain nutrients by photosynthesis, by absorption through the body surface, or by ingestion of food particles. Cryptomonads are among the more important phytoflagellates.
* * *(protozoan class Phytomastigophora in many traditional classifications), flagellate protozoans that have many characteristics in common with typical algae. Some contain the pigment chlorophyll and various accessory pigments and have a photosynthetic type of nutrition, although many organisms included in this group exhibit heterotrophy or myotrophy. Some species without chlorophyll are similar in form to related chlorophyll-bearing species. Phytoflagellates may obtain nutrients by photosynthesis, by absorption through the body surface, or by ingestion of food particles. For some of the more important members of this group, see Euglena; Chlamydomonas; chloromonad; dinoflagellate; cryptomonad; and chrysomonad.
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phytoflagellate — [fīt΄ō flaj′ə lit, fīt΄ō flaj′əlāt΄] n. [ PHYTO + FLAGELLATE] a flagellated microorganism with plantlike characteristics, as cell walls and chlorophyll … English World dictionary
phytoflagellate — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: New Latin Phytoflagellata : plantlike flagellate * * * /fuy teuh flaj euh lit, layt /, n. any microscopic flagellate that is photosynthetic. [1930 35; PHYTO + FLAGELLATE] * * * phytoflagellate to gelin: see … Useful english dictionary
phytoflagellate — noun Date: 1935 any of various organisms (as dinoflagellates) that are considered a subclass (Phytomastigophora syn. Phytomastigina) usually of algae by botanists and of protozoans by zoologists and that have many characteristics in common with… … New Collegiate Dictionary
phytoflagellate — phy·to·fla·gel·late .fīt ō flaj ə lət, .lāt; flə jel ət n any of various organisms (as dinoflagellates) that are considered a subclass (Phytomastigophora syn. Phytomastigina) usu. of algae by botanists and of protozoans by zoologists and that… … Medical dictionary
phytoflagellate — phy·to·flagellate … English syllables
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Euglena — gracilis and E. viridis are phytoflagellate protozoa of the algal order Euglenophyta (zoological order Euglenida). An elongate cell with two flagella, one emerging from a pocket at the anterior end, the organism exhibits positive phototaxis,… … Dictionary of molecular biology
chrysomonad — /kri som euh nad /, n. Biol. any golden yellow to brown freshwater algae of the class Chrysomonadales (phylum Chrysophyta), living singly or in colonies; blooms may color the water brown. [ < NL Chrysomonad , s. of Chrysomonas a genus name, equiv … Universalium