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Pronunciation: plaz'mo-dro'ma-ta

Definition: A former taxonomic category that included ameboid and flagellate Protozoa in which the nucleus is not separated into reproductive (micro-) and vegetative (macro-) portions; equivalent to the present phylum Sarcomastigophora.

[plasmo- + G. dromos, a running, a course]

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