Any of a class (Dinophyceae) of single-celled algae (division Chromophycota), mainly marine and often with a cellulose shell: some species are luminescent, and some cause the red tides that are extremely toxic to marine life: also classified in a class (Dinoflagellata) of protozoans.
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Other Word Forms of Dinoflagellate
Origin of Dinoflagellate
From New Latin Dīnoflagellātaclass name Greek dīnoswhirling (fromdīneinto whirl) Latin flagellumflagellumflagellum
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Ancient Greek δῖνος (dinos, “whirling”) + flagellate
Dinoflagellate Sentence Examples
Figure 7. An isolated dinoflagellate cyst showing some faint surface coccolith molds.
I examined a small dinoflagellate found in the same water as the Staurastrum.
Here we have images of Dinoflagellate 5 cysts from a stained cellulose lacquer peel.
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