any of a subphylum (Mastigophora) of protozoans, sometimes parasitic, having flagella: certain classes, as dinoflagellates, are also classified as algae by botanists
Origin of mastigophoran; from Modern Latin Mastigophora (; from Classical Greek mastix, genitive mastigos, a whip + Modern Latin -phora, feminine of -phorus: see -phore) + -an
of or relating to the mastigophorans
Any of various protozoans possessing one or more flagella.
Origin of mastigophoranFrom New Latin Mastīgophora, former class name : Greek mastīx, mastīg-, whip + New Latin -phora (from Greek, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore).