Definition of mastigoneme in US English:

mastigoneme

noun

Biology
  • Any of a number of hair-like structures which project laterally from the flagella of some unicellular eukaryotes.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Biological Abstracts. From French mastigonème from ancient Greek μαστιγο-, combining form of μάστιξ whip + νῆμα thread.

Pronunciation

mastigoneme

/ˈmastɪɡə(ʊ)ˌniːm/