Dinoflagellate Definition

dīnō-flăjə-lĭt, -lāt, -flə-jĕlĭt
dinoflagellates
noun
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.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Dinoflagellate

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Singular:
dinoflagellate
Plural:
dinoflagellates

Origin of Dinoflagellate

  • From New Latin Dīnoflagellāta class name Greek dīnos whirling (from dīnein to whirl) Latin flagellum flagellum flagellum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek δῖνος (dinos, “whirling”) + flagellate

    From Wiktionary

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