plural noun
Di·​no·​phy·​ce·​ae | \ -fīsēˌē, -fis- \

Definition of Dinophyceae

: a class of the division Pyrrophyta coextensive with the order Dinoflagellata

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History and Etymology for Dinophyceae

borrowed from New Latin, from dino- dino- + -phyceae -phyceae

Note: This taxon was introduced by the phycologist Adolf Pascher (1881-1945; ethnic German born in Tusset/Stožec, southern Bohemia, and active in Prague) in “Über Flagellaten und Algen,” Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft, Band 32 (1914), p. 151 and following. In the same article, Pascher introduced the orders Dinocapsales, Dinococcales, and Dinotrichales, as well as the genus Dinothrix (p. 160).

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“Dinophyceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dinophyceae. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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