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Pseudo-nitzschia

noun Pseu·do-nitzsch·ia \ ˌsüd-ō-ˈnich-ē-ə \

medical Definition of Pseudo-nitzschia

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

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