peridinian

1 of 2

adjective

peri·​din·​i·​an
variants or peridinial
-inēəl
: of or relating to the Peridiniidae

peridinian

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
: a dinoflagellate of the family Peridiniidae
broadly : dinoflagellate

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

New Latin Peridinium peridinium + -an entry 2 or -al entry 1

Noun

noun derivative of peridinian entry 1

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“Peridinian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peridinian. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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