dinoflagellate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (din"u-flaj'u-lāt"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous chiefly marine plankton of the phylum Pyrrophyta (or, in some classification schemes, the order Dinoflagellata), usually having two flagella, one in a groove around the body and the other extending from its center.
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