Ceratium

noun

Ce·​ra·​ti·​um
sə̇ˈrāshēəm
: a genus of marine and freshwater flagellates (order Dinoflagellata) certain species of which form an important part of the plankton of northern seas

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Ceratium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ceratium. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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