plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 23 Jun. 2024.

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