Definition of Genus Noctiluca
1. Noun. A genus of protoctist.
Group relationships: Cilioflagellata, Dinoflagellata, Order Cilioflagellata, Order Dinoflagellata
Member holonyms: Noctiluca, Noctiluca Miliaris
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Noctiluca
Literary usage of Genus Noctiluca
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1. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1837)
"... tne cause of tlie phosphorescence of the sea-water at H;n r- appears to have been the first who observed and cali' : attention to the genus Noctiluca, ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"... the cause of the phosphorescence of the sea-water at Havre, appears to have been the first who observed and called attention to the genus Noctiluca, ..."
3. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1878)
"A careful study of the singular genus Noctiluca led me, in 1855, to assign it a place among the Infusoria, and recent investigations have conclusively ..."
4. The Medical Times and Gazette (1875)
"... this fission is sometimes preceded by the enclosure of tht animal in an elongated crescent-shaped cyst. A careful study of the singular genus Noctiluca, ..."
5. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"The closest resemblance to this special modification of internal structure is encountered in the Flagellate genus Noctiluca. ..."
6. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1842)
"Thus approaching to the genus Noctiluca of Thompson. GENUS Themisto. Generic Characters.—Superior antennae, armed with a scale. First, second, and fifth ..."
7. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1872)
"... but proceeds from some classes of its tiniest inhabitants. Foremost among these are the little beings which are classed under the genus Noctiluca. ..."