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Hypermastigida


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(superclass Mastigophora, class Zoomastigophorea)

An order of Protozoa which has many flagella. They inhabit the alimentary tracts of cockroaches, woodroaches, and termites, with which they appear to have a mutualistic relationship, the host depending on its flagellate for the digestion of wood.

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