Pseudo-nitzschia

noun
Pseu·​do-nitzsch·​ia | \ ˌsüd-ō-ˈnich-ē-ə How to pronounce Pseudo-nitzschia (audio) \

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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