Prorocentrum

noun
Pro·​ro·​cen·​trum | \ ˌprōrəˈsen‧trəm \

Definition of Prorocentrum

: a genus of marine dinoflagellates that occasionally cause local outbreaks of red water

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History and Etymology for Prorocentrum

New Latin, from proro- (from Latin prora prow) + Latin centrum center

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“Prorocentrum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prorocentrum. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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