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PROTOZOA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Protozoa mean? 

PROTOZOA (noun)
  The noun PROTOZOA has 1 sense:

1. in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers

  Familiarity information: PROTOZOA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROTOZOA (noun)


Sense 1Protozoa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

phylum Protozoa; Protozoa

Hypernyms ("Protozoa" is a kind of...):

phylum ((biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes)

Meronyms (members of "Protozoa"):

protozoan; protozoon (any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic)

class Sarcodina; Sarcodina (characterized by the formation of pseudopods for locomotion and taking food: Actinopoda; Rhizopoda)

Ciliata; Ciliophora; class Ciliata; class Ciliophora (class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle)

class Flagellata; class Mastigophora; Flagellata; Mastigophora (protozoa having flagella)

class Sporozoa; Sporozoa (strictly parasitic protozoans that are usually immobile; includes plasmodia and coccidia and piroplasms and malaria parasites)

Holonyms ("Protozoa" is a member of...):

kingdom Protoctista; Protoctista (in most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta; unicellular protists and their descendant multicellular organisms: regarded as distinct from plants and animals)


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