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

Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Pseudo-nitzchia was in 1995

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“Pseudo-nitzchia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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