Definition of zooflagellate in English:

zooflagellate

noun

Biology
  • A flagellate (protist) belonging to any of several groups of unicellular organisms whose members possess one or more flagella, lack chromatophores, and do not carry out photosynthesis; an animal-like flagellate.

adjective

Biology
  • Of or relating to zooflagellates.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Knowledge: an illustrated magazine of science. From zoo- + flagellate, after scientific Latin Zooflagellata, plural noun and its probable model German Zooflagellaten, plural noun.

Pronunciation

zooflagellate

/ˌzuː(ə)ˈfladʒɪleɪt//ˌzuː(ə)ˈfladʒ(ə)lət//ˌzuː(ə)ˈfladʒɪlət/