Protozoa, phylum Protozoa(noun)
in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers
Plural form of protozoan.
Plural form of protozoon.
the lowest of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. first + zw^,on an animal.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-tō-zō′ä, n.pl. the first or lowest class of animals:—sing. Protozō′on.—adjs. Protozō′an; Protozō′ic, pertaining to the protozoa: containing remains of the earliest life of the globe. [Gr. prōtos, first, zōon, an animal.]
The numerical value of protozoa in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of protozoa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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