Definitions for protozoa
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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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Parasites travel long distances within their hosts, protozoa [single-celled organisms], as well as parasites, can be found in ancient contexts.
There are already signs of emergence of diseases that are highly dangerous and have not been seen in Europe for a long time: cholera on the Greek islands, dysentery in Vienna. There is also talk about other, even more severe diseases, also there are some differences related to geography, various parasites, protozoa that are common and are not dangerous in the bodies of these people, (but) may be dangerous here. Which doesn't mean there is a need to discriminate anyone, but you need to check.
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