Definition of Dinoflagellata
1. Noun. In some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; in others included in the plant phylum Pyrrophyta.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Flagellata, Class Mastigophora, Flagellata, Mastigophora
Member holonyms: Dinoflagellate, Genus Noctiluca, Family Peridiniidae, Peridiniidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dinoflagellata
Literary usage of Dinoflagellata
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... has been identified in a silicified state. Of living Bacteria a very large number have been distinguished. Class IL—dinoflagellata ..."
2. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"... which causes splenomegaly and the Aleppo evil in man in warm climates, belongs near here. Order II. dinoflagellata ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The cilia really are a singlo horizontal Fio. XXII. - dinoflagellata and .... the dinoflagellata do not possess a girdle of cilia as previously supposed, ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The phosphorescence of many dinoflagellata is a further point of resemblance between them and Noctiluca. m 11) has the ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The same is the case with many of the dinoflagellata which have been considered as deep-sea types. In our tow nets from 300 fathoms we found very commonly ..."