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Meaning of Mastigophora

Mas•ti•goph•o•ra

Pronunciation: (mas"ti-gof'ur-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a phylum of protozoans comprising nonphotosynthetic, chiefly free-living flagellates: some species are important pathogens of humans and other animals.
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