Dinocapsales

plural noun
Di·​no·​cap·​sa·​les | \ ˌdīnōˌkapˈsā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Dinocapsales

: an order of yellow-green or greenish brown algae (class Dinophyceae) having a temporary naked motile stage but otherwise forming irregular colonies within a common envelope

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History and Etymology for Dinocapsales

borrowed from New Latin, from dino- dino- + Latin capsa “case for papyrus rolls, receptacle,” + New Latin -ales -ales

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“Dinocapsales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dinocapsales. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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