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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Origin and Etymology of dinocapsales

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


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