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pro·to·zo·an

protozoan

 
pronunciation:
pro t zo n
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part of speech: noun
inflections: protozoa, protozoans
definition: a tiny living thing that is similar to an animal but has only one cell or lives as a colony of single cells. Protozoans include amoebas and paramecia.
derivation: protozoic (adj.)
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The word protozoan contains the following parts:
proto, prot Greek root that means first, original, primitive
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synonyms:
prim, princ, arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy
 
zo, zoo Greek root that means animal, life
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