Definition of promastigote in English:

promastigote

noun

Medicine Zoology
  • A flagellated or leptomonad stage in the life cycle of some parasitic protozoans of the family Trypanosomidae; a trypanosome of this stage.

Origin

1960s. Irregularly from pro- + ancient Greek μαστιγ-, μάστιξ whip + -ote.

Pronunciation

promastigote

/prəʊˈmastɪɡəʊt/