Ceratium

noun
Ce·​ra·​ti·​um | \ sə̇ˈrāshēəm \

Definition of Ceratium

: a genus of marine and freshwater flagellates (order Dinoflagellata) certain species of which form an important part of the plankton of northern seas

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History and Etymology for Ceratium

New Latin, from Greek keration, diminutive of kerat-, keras horn

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“Ceratium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ceratium. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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