Dinococcales

plural noun
Di·​no·​coc·​ca·​les | \ ˌdīnō(ˌ)käˈkā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Dinococcales

: 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

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History and Etymology for Dinococcales

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 2 Jul. 2022.

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