choanoflagellate [koh-uh-noh-flaj-uh-leyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Zoology.
- any flagellate of the genera Monosiga and Proterospongia, having a protoplasmic collar encircling the base of the flagellum.
This minute form looked so much like a choanoflagellate that I supposed it to be one until I discovered an empty case (Fig. 8).
Gary N. Calkins