American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous minute, chiefly marine protozoans of the order Dinoflagellata, characteristically having two flagella and a cellulose covering and forming one of the chief constituents of plankton. They include bioluminescent forms and forms that produce red tide.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having the characters of the Dinoflagellata; cilioflagellate, in the usual sense of that word.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a member of the Dinoflagellata, chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella. The dinoflagellates form a chief constituent of plankton.
- n. chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton
- Ancient Greek δῖνος ("whirling") + flagellate (Wiktionary)
- From New Latin Dīnoflagellāta, class name : Greek dīnos, whirling (from dīnein, to whirl) + Latin flagellum, flagellum; see flagellum. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The red tide in San Diego this fall was caused by a bloom of billions of a microscopic organism called a dinoflagellate, said Peter J. S. Franks, a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography there.”
“The researchers studied the behavior of the algal cell Karlodinium veneficum, known as a dinoflagellate and found in estuaries worldwide.”
“Karlodinium veneficum, known as a dinoflagellate and found in estuaries worldwide.”
“Ciguatera poisoning from fish is caused by a neurotoxin (ciguatoxin) present in the dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus. 13 The toxin is passed through the food chain and becomes concentrated in larger fish (greater thanthree kilograms) such as the kingfish and the sturgeon.”
“I also performed research on dinoflagellate luciferin and luminous scale worms.”
“It isnt my fault it went over your head because you are too stupid to know what a dinoflagellate is”
“At your intellectual level perhaps you can aim for dinoflagellate or plankton.”
“Edit if you go one step further and just say there is the “animal” kind, and the “plant” kind, which would a dinoflagellate with chlorophyll be?”
“Paleotemperature reconstructions based upon dinoflagellate cyst assemblages indicate strong seasonal temperature fluctuations, with markedly cold winter temperatures .”
“There are marked changes in the abundance of certain dinoflagellate species.”
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