Definition of Protozoan

1. Noun. Any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Protozoa.
Exact synonyms: Protozoal, Protozoic
Partainyms: Phylum Protozoa, Phylum Protozoa, Phylum Protozoa
Derivative terms: Protozoon

Definition of Protozoan

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Protozoa.

Definition of Protozoan

1. Noun. (cytology) Any of the diverse group of eukaryotes, of the phylum Protozoa, that are primarily unicellular, existing singly or aggregating into colonies, are usually nonphotosynthetic, and are often classified further into phyla according to their capacity for and means of motility, as by pseudopods, flagella, or cilia. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a protozoan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protozoan

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protozoan

protovertebrae
protovertebral
protoxid
protoxide
protoxides
protoxidize
protoxidized
protoxidizes
protoxidizing
protoxids
protoxylem
protoxylems
protozoa
protozoal
protozoal infection
protozoan (current term)
protozoans
protozoic
protozoological
protozoologically
protozoologies
protozoologist
protozoologists
protozoology
protozoon
protozoons
protract
protracted
protractedly
protractedness

Literary usage of Protozoan

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1. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"For five decades after the time of Ehrenberg the peculiar conception of a protozoan ал a miniature replica of a metazoan, held by this gifted observer, ..."

2. Protozoölogy by Gary Nathan Calkins (1909)
"The enormous literature which annually appears in connection with the protozoan parasites, perhaps better than anything else, shows that such an expectation ..."

3. ...Primer of Sanitation: Being a Simple Work on Disease Germs and how to by John Woodside Ritchie (1909)
"Another protozoan disease of hot countries (a severe malaria-like fever called kala-azar) ... Chronic dysentery is another very important protozoan disease, ..."

4. Primer of Sanitation: Being a Simple Textbook on Disease Germs and how to by John Woodside Ritchie (1920)
"Another protozoan disease of hot countries (a severe malaria-like fever called kala-azar) ... Chronic dysentery is another very important protozoan disease, ..."

5. Organic Dependence and Disease: Their Origin and Significance by John Mason Clarke (1921)
"THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN protozoan AND METAZOAN PARASITISM Fig. ... germ pathology which are founded on the recognition of the play of the protozoan or pro- ..."

6. Organic Dependence and Disease: Their Origin and Significance by John Mason Clarke (1921)
"THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN protozoan AND METAZOAN PARASITISM Fig. ... germ pathology which are founded on the recognition of the play of the protozoan or pro- ..."

7. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1899)
"THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A protozoan. By HS JENNINGS. The nature of the psychic activities of unicellular organisms has of late become the object of considerable ..."

8. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1906)
"... SE Chaillé, AC Abbott, AL Metz, HH Ward, Quitman Kohnke, AC Eustis and others- SYMPOSIUM ON YELLOW FEVER AND OTHER INSECT BORNE DISEASES. The protozoan ..."

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