Pseudo-nitzchia

noun
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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of Pseudo-nitzchia

1995, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Pseudo-nitzchia

Time Traveler for Pseudo-nitzchia

Time Traveler

The first known use of Pseudo-nitzchia was in 1995

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Pseudo-nitzchia

Cite this Entry

“Pseudo-nitzchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pseudo-nitzchia. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on Pseudo-nitzchia

What made you want to look up Pseudo-nitzchia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!