Definition of Peridinian
1. Noun. Flagellate with a thick test composed of plates.
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Literary usage of Peridinian
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"The phosphorescent water was found to contain vast numbers of a peridinian which I have referred tentatively to the genus Gonyaulax (see description below), ..."
2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"On the next day, to my great delight and particular pleasure, Dr. Koettlitz discovered a new species of peridinian. I had thought the ocean was exhausted of ..."
3. Conditions of Life in the Sea: A Short Account of Quantitative Marine by James Johnstone (1908)
"... and I think that the average catch possesses some degree of reliability. The occurrence of the peridinian Ceratium is not so irregular as to preclude j. ..."