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Pronunciation: re'tor-tam'o-nas

Definition: A genus of protozoan flagellates, one species of which, Retortamonas intestinalis, is found occasionally in the human intestine, although it is nonpathogenic and infrequently reported.

[L. re-torqueo, to twist back, + G. monas, single, a unit]

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