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Meaning of PROTOZOAN

Pronunciation:  `prowtu'zowun

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

 
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.
 

 

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