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n. a type of protozoan with one or more fine whiplike threads (see flagellum) projecting from its body surface, by means of which it is able to swim. Some flagellates are parasites of humans and are therefore of medical importance. see Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Giardia, Trichomonas.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.


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