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dinoflagellate

dinoflagellate

noun di·no·fla·gel·late \ˌdī-nō-ˈfla-jə-lət, -ˌlāt; -flə-ˈje-lət\

Definition of DINOFLAGELLATE

:  any of an order (Dinoflagellata) of chiefly marine planktonic usually solitary unicellular phytoflagellates that include luminescent forms, forms important in marine food chains, and forms causing red tide

Origin of DINOFLAGELLATE

ultimately from Greek dinos rotation, eddy + New Latin flagellum
First Known Use: 1889

dinoflagellate

noun di·no·fla·gel·late \ˌdī-nō-ˈflaj-ə-lət, -ˌlāt, -flə-ˈjel-ət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DINOFLAGELLATE

:  any of the order Dinoflagellata of phytoflagellates

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