Zooxanthella meaning

zōə-zăn-thĕlə
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Any of various yellow-brown photosynthetic dinoflagellates that live symbiotically within the cells of other organisms, especially certain corals and other marine invertebrates.
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Any of various yellow-brown photosynthetic dinoflagellates that live symbiotically within the cells of other organisms, especially certain corals and other marine invertebrates.
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An animal of the genus Symbiodinium, a yellow dinoflagellate, notably found in coral reefs.
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(dated) Any golden-brown planktonic endosymbiont.
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Origin of zooxanthella

  • New Latin zoo– xanth(o)– -ella diminutive suff

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

  • From Ancient Greek ζῷον (zōon, “animal") + ξανθός (ksanthos, “yellow")

    From Wiktionary