paramastigote

A mastigote having two flagella, one long and one short. SYN: paraflagellate (2). [para- + G. mastix, whip]

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para·mas·ti·gote (par″ə-masґtĭ-gōt) [para- + Gr. mastix whip] 1. a stage in the life cycle of certain hemoflagellates, in which the kinetoplast is beside the nucleus and the flagellum runs the length of the body before exiting to become free-flowing. 2. having a second, shorter flagellum by the side of a larger one.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • paraflagellate — 1. Having one or more paraflagella. 2. SYN: paramastigote …   Medical dictionary

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