choanoflagellate

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From Ancient Greek χοάνη (khoánē, funnel) + flagellate.

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choanoflagellate (plural choanoflagellates)

  1. (biology) Any of a group of flagellate protozoa, of the class Choanoflagellatea, thought to be the closest unicellular ancestors of animals

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