Pseu·​do-nitzch·​ia | \ ˌsü-dō-ˈni-chē-ə How to pronounce Pseudo-nitzchia (audio) \

Definition of Pseudo-nitzchia

: a genus of diatoms (order Pennales) including several (such as Pseudo-nitzchia australis and P. pungens) that occur in algal blooms, produce domoic acid, and cause amnesic shellfish poisoning

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First Known Use of Pseudo-nitzchia

1995, in the meaning defined above

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“Pseudo-nitzchia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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