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Meaning of PROTOZOAN

Pronunciation:  `prowtu'zowun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the Protozoa

PROTOZOAN is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: protozoal, protozoic, protozoon
 See Also: arcella, ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran, cytostome, difflugia, euglena, flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore, phylum Protozoa, plantlike flagellate, protoctist, Protozoa, rhizopod, rhizopodan, sarcodine, sarcodinian, sporozoan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pro`to*zo"an\, a. (Zo["o]l.)
Of or pertaining to the {Protozoa}. -- n. One of the

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Single-celled, animal-like, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Protista. Protozoans can occur wherever moisture exists. There are many parasites and commensals of plants and animals, as well as free-living species. They cause a number of diseases, such as African sleeping sickness, malaria, and dysentery. They are an economically and scientifically important group. It is thought that the organisms of the kingdom Animalia evolved from ancestors which were protozoans.