Definition of Dinoflagellate

1. Noun. Chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton.




Definition of Dinoflagellate

1. Noun. Any of many marine protozoa, of the phylum ''Dinoflagellata'', that have two flagella ¹

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Definition of Dinoflagellate

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Medical Definition of Dinoflagellate

1. Photosynthetic organisms of the order Dinoflagellida (for botanists Dinophyceae). They are aquatic and have 2 flagella lying in grooves in an often elaborately sculptured shell or pellicle that is formed from plates of cellulose deposited in membrane vesicles. The pellicle gives some dinoflagellates very bizarre shapes. Their chromosomes lack centromeres and may have little or no protein and may perhaps be intermediate between pro and eu karyote types, hence the group has been termed mesokaryotic. The nuclear membrane persists during mitosis. They are very abundant in marine plankton. Gymnodinium and Gonyaulax, that causes red tide, produce toxins that if accumulated by filter feeding molluscs can be fatal. Another common genus is Peridinium. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dinoflagellate

dinnle
dinnled
dinnles
dinnling
dino
dinocarid
dinocarids
dinocephalian
dinocephalians
dinoceras
dinoceratan
dinoceratans
dinocerate
dinocyst
dinocysts
dinoflagellate (current term)
dinoflagellate toxin
dinoflagellates
dinoflagellida
dinomania
dinomaniac
dinomaniacs
dinomastigote
dinomastigotes
dinophyte
dinophytes
dinoprost
dinoprost tromethamine
dinoprostone
dinormocytosis

Literary usage of Dinoflagellate

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1. Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of by Albert E. Sanders (1998)
"A modified dinoflagellate cyst biozonation for latest Palaeocene and earliest Eocene sediments from the central North Sea. Review of Palaeobotany and Paly- ..."

2. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air DivingSports (1999)
"However, some dinoflagellate blooms are colorless, so that poisonous mollusks may be ... One other type of dinoflagellate, though not toxic if ingested, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Gibberellic acid stimulates growth in the unicellular alga Gymnodinium breve (dinoflagellate). The maximum effect was obtained with 10~7 molar gibberellic ..."

4. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"484), and dinoflagellate (p. 851) of some Sporozoa (p. 864). But it is not certain that the ... the Infusoria and the dinoflagellate ..."

5. A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac by Eric Schulman (1999)
"For in this era of increasing oxygen levels we must evolve, And should we succeed then shall our names Be as familiar as household words: dinoflagellate and ..."

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