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gonyaulax

noun go·ny·au·lax \ ˌgō-nē-ˈȯ-ˌlaks \

medical Definition of gonyaulax

1 capitalized : a large genus of phosphorescent marine dinoflagellates that when unusually abundant cause red tide
2 : any dinoflagellate of the genus Gonyaulax

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