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MASTIGOPHORA

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 873 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MASTIGOPHORA, a group of Protozoa, moving and ingesting food by long flagella (Gr. isav-rc , whip), usually few in number, and multiplying by fission, usually longitudinal, in the active condition. They were separated off from the rest of the old " Infusoria " by K. Diising, and subdivided by O. Biitschli and E. R. Lankester into (I) Flagellata (q.v.), including Haemoflagellata (q.v.), (2) Dinoflagellata (q.v.) and Rhyncho = Cystoflagellata E. Haeckel (q.v.) = Rhynchoflagellata E. R. Lankester. The Mastigophora are frequently termed Flagellata or Flagellates.
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