plural noun

: an order of unicellular yellow-green algae (class Dinophyceae) lacking vegetative cell divisions and forming new cells by the production of motile or nonmotile spores similar to the parent cells

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from dino- dino- + Latin coccum "berry" + New Latin -ales -ales

Note: See note at dinophyceae .

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“Dinococcales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dinococcales. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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