Definitions for protozoa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Protozoa, phylum Protozoa(noun)

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


  1. protozoa(Noun)

    Plural form of protozoan.

  2. protozoa(Noun)

    Plural form of protozoon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protozoa

    the lowest of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom

  2. Protozoa

    of Protozoon

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. first + zw^,on an animal.]


  1. Protozoa

    Protozoa are a diverse group of unicellular eukaryotic organisms, many of which are motile. Originally, protozoa had been defined as unicellular protists with animal-like behavior, e.g., movement. Protozoa were regarded as the partner group of protists to protophyta, which have plant-like behaviour, e.g., photosynthesis.

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